Phelps v Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    1404180/2019V
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Probation
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Continuous Service; Polkey Reduction

The claimant was dismissed as a firefighter at the end of his probationary period.   The Tribunal noted the facts as unusual considering that at the end of the probationary period an individual would not normally have the two years’ continuous service for unfair dismissal (one year in Northern Ireland).  The unusual facts arose as the claimant had been working as a Stores Technician from 10th April 2017 for the respondent and at the same time was a part-time firefighter.   In June 2018 he was selected for a full-time firefighter role and he was given a new probationary period of six months.  This was then extended for three months and extended again as a result

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This article is correct at 15/02/2021
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