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Taylor v Jaguar Land Rover [2020]

Decision number:1304471/2018   Legal body:et The claimant was an engineer with the respondent. In 2017, Ms Taylor identified as being gender fluid and non-binary. At that time, she began to dress regularly in women’s clothing. As a result of this, the claimant was subjected to abusive jokes at work and had received insults from other wor...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Reid v The Good Health Store [2020]

Decision number:EET.20/44   Legal body:et The claimant worked as a sales assistant with the respondent store on the Isle of Man. The issue with the claimant’s employment arose when she sought to take steps to protect herself from the effects of Coronavirus. On 16th March 2020, the Government announced that due to the escalating situati...
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Unfair Dismissal Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Hopkins v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2020]

Decision number:EWHC.2355   Legal body:ewhc The claimant brought claims based upon breach of contract, unlawful processing of personal data and human rights breaches against the defendant, her employer. The decision related to the defendant’s attempt to have the claims struck out. The issue arose in August 2018 when the claimant was arreste...
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Holloway v Aura Gas Ltd [2020]

Decision number:1405914/2019   Legal body:et The claimant worked as a heating engineer for the respondent from January 2015 until he resigned in September 2019. He subsequently claimed constructive unfair dismissal. When he began, the claimant’s contract stated that he would be required to travel to other locations as reasonable requir...
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Unfair Dismissal Working Time and Leave
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K v L [2020]

Decision number:UKEATS/0014/18/JW   Legal body:ukeat The claimant was a teacher and had been employed by the respondent for 20 years. He had an unblemished record in that employment. On 30th December 2016 the Police entered his property (where he lived with his son) whereupon they seized his computers. Three computers were taken, and one was fou...
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Unfair Dismissal
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Glasgow City Council v Johnstone & Anor [2020]

Decision number:UKEATS/0011/18/JW   Legal body:ukeat The claimants (a husband and wife) decided to become foster parents. They undertook the training and signed a document under the Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009. This document provided that the claimants would be paid a fee (c. £30,000 p/a) and would be entitled to four weeks’ h...
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Contracts of Employment
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Kelly v PGA European Tour [2020]

Decision number:UKEAT/0285/18/DA   Legal body:ukeat The claimant commenced employment with the respondent in 1989 as Marketing Director (this had become Group Marketing Director in 2015) but following the appointment of a new Chief Executive he was dismissed due to concerns that he failed to ‘buy into’ the new Chief Executive’s ideas. The claimant ...
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Daly v Southern Regional College [2020]

Decision number:1106/19IT   Legal body:niit The claimant was appointed as a Learning Support Officer with the Upper Bann Institute in February 2007. This was assimilated into a new post of Learning Support Co-Ordinator with the newly established regional college in February 2009. The general remit of the role was in relation to enrolment a...
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Unfair Dismissal Contracts of Employment
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Gorman v Terence Paul (Manchester) Ltd [2020]

Decision number:2410722/2019   Legal body:et The claimant, a hairdresser, commenced work for the respondent as an apprentice hair stylist in 2013. She fully qualified in October 2014 and the respondent gave her a document to sign headed ‘Independent Contract for Services’. This stated that the claimant was to be a ‘self-employed hair styl...
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Walsh v Governing Body of Belfast Metropolitan College [2020]

Decision number:NIIT.14129/18   Legal body:niit This judgment came on foot of a finding from the Industrial Tribunal that the claimant had been automatically unfairly dismissed. The claimant sought reinstatement and the Tribunal had to determine whether that should be awarded. Article 150 of the Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996 states that the...