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Wheatstone v Blakeney News Food and Wine Ltd & Others [2020]

Decision number:UKEAT/0287/19/LA   Legal body:ukeat The claimant was employed as a shop assistant in what was described as a village shop. The claimant suffered from epilepsy and it was conceded that this was a disability in line with the Equality Act 2010 (Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in Northern Ireland). In terms of the disability, it wa...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Patel v City of Wolverhampton College [2020]

Decision number:UKEAT/0013/20/RN   Legal body:ukeat The claimant was employed by the respondent as a lecturer from January 2003 to 31st March 2014. She taught a number of courses in the beauty division of the respondent. In 2014 it was announced that there would be a restructuring of the beauty department. Following the process, the claimant ...
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Wilson Barca LLP & Others v Shirin [2020]

Decision number:UKEAT/0276/19/BA   Legal body:ukeat The claimant was employed by the respondent as a paralegal. She had actually been called to the Bar in 2016 shortly after her 50th birthday but she had already decided to take up employment in a solicitor’s practice. She had been in the position for six months before she resigned following a menta...
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Tabidi v BBC [2020]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.733   Legal body:ewca The claimant worked as a freelance broadcast journalist for the respondent. He had been in the job for approximately two years. He applied for a permanent position but was unsuccessful. Both successful candidates were women. When feedback was requested, he was told that the new project involve...
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Taylor-Hamieh v The Ritz Hotel Casino Ltd [2020]

The claimant was employed as a customer relations host for the respondent casino. Her job was to meet and greet customers and ensure that they had an enjoyable time with a view to keeping them on the premises for the purposes of gambling. There were a number of terms within the claimant’s contra...
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Wardle v RMS Cash Solutions Ltd [2020]

Decision number:NIIT.10277/19   Legal body:niit The claimant was employed as a driver with the respondent company, which provided cash handling services in the form of delivery, transport and collection of cash. The claimant began this employment in September 2013 until his dismissal on the grounds of gross misconduct on 9th May 2019. The ind...
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Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Gwynedd Council v Barratt & Others [2020]

Decision number:UKEAT/0206/18/VP   Legal body:ukeat The claimants in this case were teachers who were employed by the Respondent Council to work at Ysgol y Gader School (School 1). There was a reorganisation of schooling within the council area and this involved the permanent closure of School 1 (alongside 9 primary schools within its catchment ar...
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Unfair Dismissal Redundancy and Reorganisation
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O’Hare v Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service [2020]

Decision number:NIIT.1086/19   Legal body:niit The claimant was employed as a firefighter in 2006 until he was dismissed in October 2018. In March 2017 the claimant was promoted to the Learning and Development Centre where he would be a training instructor for new recruits as well as already qualified firefighters. Jacinta Russell, a colleague ...
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Unfair Dismissal Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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O’Brien, Kearney & Jones v General Council of the Bar of Northern Ireland & The Executive Council of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland [2020]

Decision number:NIIT.4195/17   Legal body:niit The claimants in this case were self-employed barristers in private practice in Northern Ireland. The claimants had similar characteristics in that they had previously worked as solicitors before transferring to the Bar. The respondents were the governing bodies of barristers in Northern Ireland. ...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Ekeolu v Murphy t/a Vaders Cleaning Solutions [2020]

Decision number:NIIT.17538/19   Legal body:niit The claimant was a cleaner engaged by the respondent to clean Bridge House Apartments. This work had begun in May 2019 and after three weeks the work came to an end on 18th June 2019. It was agreed that it was a zero hours contract with the claimant informed at the end of each working day whethe...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment