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Sakalauskas v Hughes & Sons Ltd & Others [2021]

Decision number:22456/20IT   The claimant had worked for the respondent since October 2009 until his dismissal on 15th June 2020. The claimant issued an ET1 claiming for unfair dismissal and unpaid holiday pay. The respondent initially engaged in the case, lodging an ET3 form as well as being represented for the case managemen...
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Unfair Dismissal
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Royal Mail Group Ltd v Efobi [2021]

Decision number:UKSC.33   Legal body: Uk Supreme Court (UKSC) The claimant was from Nigeria and identified as Black African. He was employed by the respondent as a postman. The claimant undertook a number of courses leading to qualifications (including postgraduate) in computing. As a result of the qualifications, he applied for 30 internal posts in the IT an...
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Driscoll v V&P Global Ltd & Another [2021]

Decision number:UKEAT/2020-000876-LA   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) The claimant was employed as an executive assistant from April 2019. She was only in the job for approximately 4 months when she resigned. The basis for the resignation was alleged harassment that she had faced based upon race, sex and disability. The claimant argued that the harassment led to her...
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Flynn v Tender Loving Child Care Centre Ltd [2021]

Decision number:4103415/2020   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) The claimant was employed as a Team Leader in the baby room of the respondent Nursery. She had been in this position since September 2008. As Team Leader, the claimant was responsible for a team of qualified staff which included carrying out staff reviews, ensuring proper ratios of staff to childr...
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Unfair Dismissal Policies and Procedures
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Merchant v British Telecommunications plc [2011]

Decision number:ET/1401305/11   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) The claimant had worked for the respondent for 24 years before her dismissal. She was a Learning & Development trainer in the respondent’s Wholesale business. The claimant’s base was in Bristol. Mr Kiernan became the claimant’s line manager in 2006. He was based in Swansea. On taking on th...
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Unfair Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Perkins v The Best Connection Group Ltd [2021]

Decision number:1602061/2020   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) The claimant registered with the respondent, an employment agency, in June 2019. The claimant worked on various assignments from June 2019 until the Coronavirus Lockdown was announced in March 2020. There was uncertainty as to whether furlough would be given as the respondent had cash-flow concer...
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Working Time and Leave Coronavirus/Covid-19
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L v K [2021]

Decision number:CSIH.35   Legal body: Court of Session (Scotland) (COSS) The claimant was a teacher employed by the local education authority. The police attended the home of the teacher, which he shared with his son, where the IP address head been linked to online indecent images. Both the claimant and his son had been charged but no criminal proceedings were actually ...
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Unfair Dismissal
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Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust [2021]

Decision number:UKEAT/0220/19/LA   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) The claimant was a community nurse who brought claims relating to unfair dismissal and indirect discrimination based upon the characteristic of sex. The issue arose as the respondent Trust had brought in a requirement for community nurses to work flexibly which included weekends. The claimant stat...
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Discrimination and Equality A-Typical Working
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Secretary of State for Justice v Plaistow [2021]

Decision number:UKEAT/0016/20/0607   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) The claimant began work as a prison officer in 2003. In 2014 the claimant was transferred to another prison (HMP Woodhill). It was after this transfer that he was subject to harassment on the basis of his sexual orientation. This included physical abuse as well as repeated enquiries about his se...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Harbinson v Hovis Ltd [2021]

Decision number:22996/19   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant has a shoulder condition (Bilateral Calcific Bursitis) for which he received a series of adjustments to his role. This was prior to the event which gave rise to the index claim. In January 2019, the claimant was referred to occupational health by the company nurse. At the time of the a...
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Discrimination and Equality