Corrigan v Clarman Partnership Limited [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    NIIT 38480/21
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Constructive Dismissal; Coronavirus; Health and Safety; Protected Disclosure


The claimant was employed by the respondent from 2001 until April 2021 as a receptionist. The issues leading to the case were related to the Coronavirus pandemic. A few days before the first national lockdown the claimant informed her line manager that she felt unsafe without a protective screen.  The claimant suggested the manager laughed, yet that was rejected by the respondent and the Tribunal.

Following the Prime Minister’s address on 23rd March 2020 where the lockdown was outlined, the line manager outlined that those who were not comfortable to come into work could stay at home for personal health concerns and they would not be ‘thought less of’. However, it was the

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This article is correct at 10/01/2023

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