McGourty v Dragonglass Belfast Limited 
Decision NumberNIIT 27200/22
Legal BodyNI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionWorking Time, Pay
The claimant regularly worked for the respondent, in their hotel, as a kitchen porter. The claimant signed an agreement stating he wished to remain as a casual worker but he regularly worked 36 hours per week and in practice received payment for his breaks. The claimant was placed onto furlough as a result of the pandemic.
When reopening, there was notification of potential redundancies to ensure economic viability. In relation to the claimant’s department it was being reduced from 21 full-time equivalents to 11. At individual meetings the claimant indicated a desire to be made redundant, yet the respondent sought to preserve the roles. Subsequently, the
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