O’Donnell v Craigantlet Farms Ltd [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    26690/20
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Redundancy and Reorganisation, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Redundancy; Coronavirus

The claimant was employed as a pastry chef of the respondent which trades as Le Mon Hotel and Country Club.  She commenced that employment in April 2016.  As a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020 it was found that there was a redundancy situation and that there had to be a business reorganisation.  This was largely on the basis that the hotel was unable to open, with no reopening date in the near future. 

It was found that there were four posts that were at risk of redundancy including the claimant’s position. The four positions outlined were all management positions within the organisation chart.  However, some positions (such as Head Chef) were

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This article is correct at 18/11/2021
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