Gorton v TJ Crompton Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Redundancy, Discrimination and Equality
The claimant was employed by the respondent from January 2017 until July 2019 as a receptionist. The respondent operated as an Optician and employed four receptionists. The claimant was the youngest and most recently appointed to the team. The respondent had only 5 employees on its payroll with all other staff, including the Practice Manager, working on a self-employed basis.
On 31st July 2019, the claimant was invited by the sole director of the respondent for a ‘word’. At this informal meeting the claimant was told she was being dismissed on the basis of redundancy with immediate effect. She was handed a prepared letter,
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