Ferguson v Tuck Inn Café UK Ltd [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Absence and Sickness, Pay, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Unlawful Deduction from Wages; Furlough; Coronavirus

The claimant worked in a café from 2003 which changed hands in 2009 and the owners subsequently moved it into a limited company in 2018.  This limited company is the respondent to the proceedings.    On Tuesday 24th March 2020 the café was required to close as a result of the restrictions brought in to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the UK.   The claimant’s understanding was that she had been furloughed but she never received anything from the respondent and despite many attempts she gave up and subsequently started alternative employment in August 2020.

The respondent disputed the claim citing that whilst they made an application under the Coronavirus Job

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This article is correct at 11/01/2021

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