Merchant v British Telecommunications plc [2011]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    ET/1401305/11
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal,; Gender Discrimination; Menopause; Performance Management

The claimant had worked for the respondent for 24 years before her dismissal. She was a Learning & Development trainer in the respondent’s Wholesale business. The claimant’s base was in Bristol.  

Mr Kiernan became the claimant’s line manager in 2006. He was based in Swansea. On taking on the managerial role, Mr Kiernan was made aware of some performance concerns about the claimant. He made the decision to observe her performance himself, before making any decisions. Following observation, he too was concerned about her performance. The tribunal believed the concerns

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This article is correct at 19/07/2021
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