Lee-Shields v Exquisite Displays Limited [2024]

  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Family Friendly Rights
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Caring Responsibilities

Summary Description: 

A successful constructive dismissal case when management questioned the caring responsibilities of the claimant and the effect on the workplace.  


The claimant began work for the respondent in 2003 and worked as a ‘coverer’ which involved making and covering jewellery displays.  

The claimant has a large family and in May 2021 she stepped in to become a carer for a great-grandchildThe child was placed with her by social servicesThere were issues with the child at pre-school and this placed great stress on the claimant.   The respondent was aware of the situation with the caring responsibility

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This article is correct at 23/05/2024

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