Synott v A Patterson Company Ltd [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    21765/20IT
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal

The claimant had one year service with the respondent until January 2020 when she was dismissed by way of a WhatsApp message without any procedure being undertaken at all.   The claimant subsequently claimed for statutory redundancy pay, unfair dismissal and issues relating to notice pay, holiday pay and unlawful deduction from wages.  The Respondent did not attend the hearing.

In terms of the statutory redundancy pay it was held by the Tribunal that this claim had to fail as the claimant did not have the requisite length of service (two years).  However, on the unfair dismissal claim it was held that the dismissal was automatically unfair, unsurprising considering no

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This article is correct at 20/05/2021
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