Campbell v Martin Contracts (NI) Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberNIIT 1081/21
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Redundancy, Pay, Coronavirus/Covid-19
The claimant was employed by the respondent as a quantity surveyor. He was in that position from April 2011 until he was dismissed in October 2020. The dismissal arose from the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on businesses. The claimant was placed on furlough from 23rd March 2020 and he remained on furlough until he left in October 2020. The reason for the claimant’s dismissal was due to a reduction in work for the respondent.
The issue arising in the case related to the entitlement to redundancy pay. The claimant was informed in August, after a number of meetings/emails, that there was no alternative to redundancy. However, the respondent also
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