Lovingangels Care Ltd v Mhindurwa [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EAT 65
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Redundancy; Furlough; Coronavirus


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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This article is correct at 01/06/2023

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