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Commissioner of the City of London Police v Geldart [2021]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.611   Legal body: England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA) The claimant was a metropolitan police officer who was on maternity leave. Under the Police Regulations 2003 a metropolitan police officer is entitled to a London Allowance throughout the duration of maternity leave. The claimant was on maternity leave for 41 weeks and she received occupational ...
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Discrimination and Equality Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Baron v Capita Business Services Ltd [2021]

Decision number:2413927/2020   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) The claimant was employed by the respondent as a Field Monitoring Officer from November 2016 until she was dismissed on 22nd June 2020. The role involved the claimant attending the home premises of individuals who were subject to curfew orders. This was to install or remove electronic tags. As...
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Unfair Dismissal Coronavirus/Covid-19
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McEldowney v Randox Farming Ltd t/a Cherryvalley Farms [2021]

Decision number:NIIT.17412/18IT   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant was employed from 5th December 2014 until his dismissal on 10th August 2018 as a Shepherd. The issue arose from an event on 26th July 2018 when the claimant took a dead lamb, skinning it and removing its head before taking it to the cold store. The Farm Manager was present when the c...
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Unfair Dismissal
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Addison Lee Ltd v Lange [2021]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.594   Legal body: England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA) The claimant was a driver for the respondent company and had argued that he should be able to receive worker status and the benefits that would flow from such classification. The claimant was successful at both the Employment Tribunal and the EAT. The respondent appealed this decision to the Cou...
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Contracts of Employment A-Typical Working
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Kelly v PGA European Tour [2021]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.559   Legal body: England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA) The claimant was the Group Marketing Director for the respondent until the respondent decided that he was not capable of performing the role. A claim for age discrimination was dismissed yet the respondent conceded that the dismissal was unfair. The claimant sought re-instatement or re-engagement...
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Unfair Dismissal
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National Union of Professional Foster Carers v The Certification Officer [2021]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.548   Legal body: England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA) This appeal arose from the respondent’s refusal to register the appellant Trade Union as an organisation on the list of Trade Unions. The reason for the refusal was that the members of the Trade Union, namely foster carers, were not wholly or mainly workers within the meaning of Section 1 of the Tr...
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Collective and Trade Union Issues
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Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd [2021]

Decision number:1803829/2020   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) The claimant started working for the respondent on 14th June 2019 as a laser operator. He did not have a written contract of employment although references were made to the employee handbook which was available online. However, the Tribunal found that the claimant had not been ‘added’ for the pu...
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Unfair Dismissal Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Elliott v Dorset County Council [2021]

Decision number:UKEAT/0197/20/LA   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) The claimant had worked for the respondent as a Geographical Information Systems Manager from September 1984 until September 2018. The claimant had been subject to disciplinary action by a new line manager on the basis that he had allegedly falsely recorded more hours than he had actually worked. ...
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Discrimination and Equality
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De Lacey v Wechseln Ltd (t/a Andrew Hill Salon) [2021]

Decision number:UKEAT/0038/20/VP   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) The claimant had been employed by the respondent as a trainee hair stylist. She informed the respondent that she was pregnant in May 2015 and went on maternity leave in October 2015. She subsequently returned to work in August 2016. The claimant resigned in January 2017 and brought claims relati...
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Balcetis v Ulsterbus Ltd & Translink [2021]

Decision number:NICA.9   Legal body: NI Court of Appeal (NICA) The claimant was diagnosed with kidney cancer and was subsequently off on sick leave for a long period. He regularly attended occupational health appointments and in October 2015 he raised issues with working with chemicals. Occupational health made contact with the claimant’s consultant who sta...