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Anonymised v Department of Justice [2022]

Case reference: [2022].NIIT.18174   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant was employed by the respondent as a prison officer from November 2008 until October 2020 when she was medically retired on the grounds of ill-health. The claimant had an adverse mental condition arising from stress. This was exacerbated by the fact that a close family member was the vi...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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University of Dundee v Chakraborty [2022]

Case reference: EAT.150   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) The claimant was employed as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in January 2013 by the respondent University. The issue relating to these proceedings centred upon an email the claimant sent which raised a grievance against his line manager. The grievance centred upon matters of harassment, bullying...
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Discipline and Grievance Discrimination and Equality
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Wei v Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce [2020]

Case reference: 2203667/2020   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) The claimant was employed as the Executive Director in the Strategic Planning and Business Management Department of the respondent. She started this job in April 2018 and continued until her dismissal in March 2020. The issue arising was the creation of a new office in Luxembourg which as discussed...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Re Watson’s Application for Judicial Review [2022]

Case reference: [2022].NIQB.59   Legal body: Other Tribunals & Courts (OTAC) As part of the application process for joining the PSNI, the applicant was required to complete a security check. This included giving the details of the previous five years of employment. This was accompanied by a declaration which he had signed. The issue arising is after he had become a police o...
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Discipline and Grievance
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Quinn v Sense Scotland [2022]

Decision number:4111971/2021   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) The claimant was employed by the respondent as ‘Head of People’ in December 2019. As a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the claimant worked from homed since March 2020. In July 2021, the claimant tested positive for COVID-19. She experienced symptoms such as brain god, discomfort, fatigue and s...
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Discrimination and Equality Coronavirus/Covid-19
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McClung v Doosan Babcock Ltd & Others [2022]

Decision number:4110538/2019   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) The claimant carried out work for the respondent between the months of January and June 2019. He brought a claim for unfair dismissal which had previously been struck out for not having the requisite service requirements. He also brought a discrimination claim on the grounds of religion or belief ...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Al-Jibouri v ZLX Limited [2022]

Decision number:NIIT.29493/21   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant was employed as a Business Development Manager from 1st June 2020 until 18th December 2020. The reason put forward for the dismissal by the respondent was redundancy. The claimant presented his ET1 form on 18th May 2021 alleging that his dismissal was on the grounds of race as well ...
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Discrimination and Equality Pay
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Dinsmore v Terex GB Limited [2022]

Decision number:NIIT.18568/21   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant commenced employment with the respondent in June 1988 and at the time of dismissal, in October 2020, was a Stores Supervisor at the Dungannon site. The respondent is a manufacturer of mobile screening, washing and recycling equipment for the quarry/mining industries. As a result of t...
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Dismissal
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R v Andrewes (Jon) [2022]

Decision number:UKSC.24   Legal body: Uk Supreme Court (UKSC) The defendant obtained employment as the Chief Executive Officer of a Hospice in 2004. Between 2007 and 2015 he was also successful in being placed on NHS Boards. The issue arising was that the defendant had obtained these positions through false statements in relation to his experience and qual...
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Recruitment and Selection
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O’Kane v Model Group (NI) Ltd [2022]

Decision number:NIIT.38815/21   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant was employed by the respondent from 18th January 2021 until the termination of her employment on 13th April 2021. She was employed as the Regional Operations Director for the respondent. The claimant was not given any precise reason for the dismissal but she had raised a number of iss...
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Contracts of Employment Pay