A v Company B, Company C & D [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Unauthorised Deduction from Wages; Sex Discrimination


The claimant, an au pair, was connected with the third respondent through a website (aupair.com)This allowed for a placement contract to be generated which stated that the respondent had a family of three, two adults (one being an adult son) and a boy aged 17. This was false as the ‘boy’ was 18 at the timeThe benefit for the claimant was that she could take language classesShe would be paid £400 ‘pocket money’ per month and to assist the language lessons she could only work a maximum of 20 hours per week.   The claimant arrived from Argentina and undertook this workAs an Italian-Argentinian citizen she was able to apply for EU

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This article is correct at 19/10/2023

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