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Lewis v Historic Royal Palaces [2019]

Decision number:4374/19   Legal body:niit The claimant was employed by the respondent as a security warden at Hillsborough Castle. There was a requirement from Hillsborough Castle to have security on site at all times. The central issue in the case related to ‘shift disturbance allowance’, which was referred to in the company handbook an...
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Caren v Irish Hockey Company Ltd by Guarantee [2019]

Decision number:17410/18   Legal body:niit The claimant was a sports coach and had undertaken work with the respondent in coaching hockey. This had been from 2010 until it came to an end in 2018. The claimant alleged that he was unfairly dismissed in 2018, yet the respondent argued that Northern Ireland was not the correct jurisdiction a...
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Parkview Care Ltd v Fenn [2019]

Decision number:UKEAT/0112/19/BA   Legal body:ukeat The claimant was employed by the respondent for the purposes of providing care services. This was done through being on-call in a particular location, as well as having to drive to different jobs. The claimant in this case faced disciplinary proceedings from his employer, which he felt was unfair...
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Unfair Dismissal Working Time and Leave
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Cooke v Poundland Limited [2019]

Decision number:1600642/2019   Legal body:et The claimant was employed as a sales assistant at the respondent store. This was on a fixed term contract to run from 26th November 2015 to 26 February 2016. The claimant continued to work with the respondent after this fixed-term contract ended. In November 2018 there was an allegation that the...
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Augustine v Econnect Cars Ltd [2019]

Decision number:UKEAT/0231/18/00   Legal body:ukeat The claimant worked for the respondent’s private hire car firm as a driver. On commencing work with the respondent, there was an agreement that he would have rent free use of the electric car for the first six weeks and then thereafter, if it is collected from the depot at the start of the shift a...
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Watson v Hemingway Design Ltd & Others [2019]

Decision number:UKEAT/0007/19/JOJ   Legal body:ukeat The claimant was employed by the first respondent, a furniture design company, as a product administrator. The second respondent was the director of the company, who had a disability discrimination claim brought against him personally and the third respondent was an insurance company who had a cont...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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Anderson v Fife Health Board [2019]

Decision number:4123858/2018   Legal body:et The claimant had been employed by the respondent health board since 2001. The claimant had a history of mental ill-health and following his conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol he was dismissed by the respondent. The reason put forward by the respondent for the dismissal was gros...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Stuart Delivery Ltd v Augustine [2019]

Decision number:UKEAT/0219/18/BA   Legal body:ukeat This case involved a claimant who had signed up as a courier through a mobile app to work for the respondent company. This app allowed couriers to take on ‘ad hoc’ deliveries as well as ‘slot’ deliveries when they were committed to being in a particular zone at a particular time. The slot system...
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A-Typical Working Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Flatman v Essex County Council [2019]

Decision number:3202087/2018   Legal body:et The claimant was employed as a learning support assistant at an infant school from September 2006. As part of the claimant’s job, she had to assist a pupil using the various bits of equipment which involved lifting the pupil, who had special educational needs. After a number of months, the claima...
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Unfair Dismissal Health and Safety
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Deman v Queen’s University Belfast [2019]

Decision number:FET.5602/17   Legal body:niit The claimant was employed by the respondent University as a lecturer in the School of Finance. The case arose out of the claimant’s failed application to the position of Professor of Finance. He was informed by email on 9th June 2017 that he had been unsuccessful and he sought feedback on why he ...
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Discrimination and Equality Recruitment and Selection