Gorton v TJ Crompton Ltd [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Redundancy, Discrimination
Issues covered: Redundancy; Unfair Dismissal; Age Discrimination

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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This article is correct at 02/02/2021

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