Gao v Four Seasons (No 11) Limited [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 38672/21
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Race Discrimination; Time Limits


The claimant was employed as a care assistant on 24th April 2019 and her contract of employment was terminated for alleged theft following a meeting on 8th April 2020.    This was confirmed to the claimant on 9th April 2020.  There was no appeal to the dismissal lodged internally by the claimant.

The claimant lodged a claim for unfair dismissal and race discrimination in July 2021, some 15 months after the dismissal.   The final date for presentation of the claim within the statutory time limit would have been 9th July 2020.

The claimant states that she did not instigate her proceedings because there was a police investigation in relation to the

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This article is correct at 30/03/2023

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