Sakalauskas v Hughes & Sons Ltd & Others Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discipline and Grievance, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
The claimant had worked for the respondent since October 2009 until his dismissal on 15th June 2020. The claimant issued an ET1 claiming for unfair dismissal and unpaid holiday pay. The respondent initially engaged in the case, lodging an ET3 form as well as being represented for the case management preliminary hearings. However, the respondent did not attend or appear at the actual hearing. The Tribunal found that the respondent had been emailed by the Tribunal and that they were sufficiently on notice of the hearing date. Therefore, they allowed the hearing to go ahead in the absence of the respondent or any representatives of the respondent.
The claimant gave testimony which went
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