Alia v Tesco Plc [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline, Discrimination
Issues covered: Sex Discrimination; Unfair Dismissal

The claimant commenced employment with the respondent in September 2013 initially as a customer assistant moving to service manager at the Hackney store in October 2017. The issue leading to this case arose on 2nd January 2019.  The CCTV footage on that day showed the claimant on the shopfloor. The shop was busy, and she approached her colleague at one of the tills.  It was clear that the claimant was unsteady on her feet and agitated. She was gesticulating forcefully and appeared angry. A number of witnesses on that day stated they could smell alcohol on the claimant.  When the next duty manager arrived, he told the claimant to go home and that she appeared to be drunk. She

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This article is correct at 12/10/2021

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