Gao v Four Seasons (No 11) Limited 
Decision NumberNIIT 38672/21
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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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