Baron v Capita Business Services Ltd [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Absence and Sickness, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Sick Pay; Coronavirus; Gross Misconduct

The claimant was employed by the respondent as a Field Monitoring Officer from November 2016 until she was dismissed on 22nd June 2020.   The role involved the claimant attending the home premises of individuals who were subject to curfew orders.  This was to install or remove electronic tags.   As a result, the claimant was unable to work from home during the first coronavirus lockdown from March 2020.

The respondent held daily Covid-19 conference calls to deal with any issues that were arising for those who were carrying out their duties.  One of the issues raised was that the claimant had to take long journeys and public toilets were closed.  The

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This article is correct at 04/05/2021

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