Dempster v The Gill Corporation Europe Ltd [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 2015/21
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Redundancy, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Redundancy; Coronavirus

The claimant was employed by the respondent as a General Operative from April 2016 until his employment was terminated on 30th October 2020. The respondent faced considerable financial difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic.  The claimant, along with other employees, was placed on furlough. The furlough scheme was due to change on 30th October 2020 which required employers to take on more of a burden. As a result, the respondent wrote to their employees, including the claimant, to say that the current situation is ‘not good’. The same letter stated that redundancies had to be made with a further note asking those wishing to take voluntary redundancy to come forward. The

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This article is correct at 18/08/2022
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