Hamilton v Babylife Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionContracts of Employment, A-Typical Working, Pay, Coronavirus/Covid-19
The claimant commenced work for the respondent on 3rd February 2020, prior to the opening of the business on the 12th February 2020. At interview the claimant outlined that she would require 16 hours per week to leave the job she had previously been in. In terms of her employment with the respondent, the claimant worked variable hours ranging from 11 hours one week to 29 hours another week. The Tribunal found that this led to a flexible contract without guaranteeing any minimum hours.
The issue arising leading to this case was due to the lockdown announcement on 23rd March 2020 in the UK and the NI Regulations brought in on 28th March 2020, which led to the
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