Maxwell & Others v Tooley’s Bar Ltd [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 23983/20
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Redundancy, Pay, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Redundancy; Unfair Dismissal; Furlough Payments

The claimants were all employed by the respondent and worked at ‘La Bodega’ bar in Larne.   The respondent company took on, as a TUPE transfer, La Bodega in February 2020.   In March 2020 the bar was closed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.   The claimants were assured that they would be ‘furloughed’.   No furlough payments were ever made to the claimants.  After pressure was put on the respondent, they transferred £1,000 to the claimants but stated that the monies would have to be repaid when they received their furlough payments.  They never received those furlough payments. Further payments were made by the respondent again with

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This article is correct at 14/04/2022

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