Krolak v Alison Smyth t/a Bubbles Dog Grooming [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 11511/19
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Pay
Issues covered: Unlawful Deduction from Wages; Breach of Contract; Race Discrimination


The claimant, a Polish national, contacted the respondent asking for a job after undertaking a one-week dog grooming course in Poland.   The respondent stated there were no jobs at that time.  However, the respondent stated the claimant could, when available, come in to help and she would get advice and basic training.  The claimant could also bring in and keep payments from her own clients. The claimant was told that she would be a volunteer but if she brought in her own work then she would need to organise her own insurance and tax as self-employed.  The claimant stated she had previous experience of running her own business so she was aware of same.

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This article is correct at 16/02/2023

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