McElmurray v Western Urgent Care Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Pay
The claimant commenced employment with the respondent in May 1998 as a receptionist. The respondent provided out-of-hours urgent medical care and triage service in the northwest of Northern Ireland.
One of the four receptionists on the ‘on-call rota’ went off on sick leave due to stress in April 2019. This led a relatively new General Manger to investigate the situation. That investigation found that, inter alia, there was ill-feeling among some staff that rotas were being allocated among friends, there were those being allocated to shifts that they in fact didn’t work and the General Manager did find difficulty in contacting some staff when they were supposed to be
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