Lovingangels Care Ltd v Mhindurwa 
Decision NumberEAT 65
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionRedundancy
The claimant, a live-in care assistant, was made redundant in Summer 2020. This occurred after her client had moved into a care facility and due to the pandemic there were no other clients she could live with. At first instance, the Tribunal decided that there was an alternative to redundancy – that being the furlough scheme. As a result, the claimant was successful. The respondent appealed this to the EAT.
The EAT stated at paragraph 1:
‘This appeal raises the question of whether the Coronavirus pandemic required an alteration to the legal analysis to be applied when deciding a claim of unfair dismissal. Put another way, was there a special
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