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Krolak v Alison Smyth t/a Bubbles Dog Grooming [2023]

Decision number:NIIT.11511/19   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Background: The claimant, a Polish national, contacted the respondent asking for a job after undertaking a one-week dog grooming course in Poland. The respondent stated there were no jobs at that time. However, the respondent stated the claimant could, when available, come in to help and she wou...
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Discrimination Pay
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Hawkes v Oxford Economics [2022]

Decision number:EAT.179   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimant brought a claim for unfair dismissal. This was dismissed by the Tribunal in December 2020. The deadline to appeal that decision was 16.00 on 9th February 2021. Half an hour before this deadline the claimant submitted a series of emails containing the requisite appeal doc...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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Earl Shilton Town Council v Miller [2023]

Decision number:EAT.5   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The employer, the Town Council, operated from a building owned by the Methodist Church. Part of the building was used by the Town Council and another part of the building was used for the purpose of a playgroup. The issue arising was that the men’s toilets were included in part of the...
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Discrimination
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Donaldson v Positive Futures [2023]

Decision number:NIIT.36005/21   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Background: The claimant was employed as a residential social worker from 20th July 2020 until 22nd April 2021. References were sought before commencing employment but they could not be described as ‘glowing’ with one failing to answer the question as to whether the claimant would be re-employed an...
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Colhoun v Royal Mail Group Limited [2023]

Decision number:NIIT.37490/21   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Background: The claimant was employed as a postman on a 21 hour part-time contract providing reserve cover. It was common case that the core duty was to safeguard and deliver mail in a timely fashion. Each individual is given a catchment area known as a ‘duty’. On week commencing 1st March 2021 ...
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Dismissal Discipline
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JK v TP S.A. [2023]

Decision number:EUC.9   Legal body: Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ) Background: The claimant was a self-employed worker who prepared audiovisual material, trailers and features for the respondent which was a public television channel in Poland. The relationship was based upon a series of contracts for specific work which the claimant took on in the context of his ...
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Discrimination
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Gunnarsdottir v Olympique Lyonnais [2023]

Decision number:FPSD-3626   Legal body: Other Tribunals & Courts (OTAC) Background: The claimant was employed as a professional football player for the respondent, a very successful football club in France. The contract between the two outlined that the respondent would ensure that the claimant benefits from the general social security stem for the entire duration of ...
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Family Friendly Rights Comparative Law
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Davies v EE Ltd [2022]

Decision number:EAT.191   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) Background: The claimant was employed as a customer service representative (call-centre role) from May 2019 until her resignation in February 2020. Her contract outlined that she was to work 40 hours per week. In August 2019 the claimant was diagnosed with an impairment with her vocal chords. Sh...
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Discrimination
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Dornan v Chief Constable of the PSNI [2022]

Decision number:FET.30/22   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) Background: The claimant has been in employment with the respondent for 17 years and holds the position of Chief Inspector. The case relates to her application for promotion to Superintendent in 2021. The claimant was unsuccessful and was notified in December 2021. The claimant requested written ...
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Discrimination Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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CM v TimePartner Personal Management GmbH [2022]

Case reference: EUC.983   Legal body: Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ) Background: The respondent, an agency providing temporary work, employed individuals under a fixed-term contract in 2017. The individuals under that fixed-term contract received €9.23 per hour as a result of a collective agreement. The issue was that the collective agreement did not allow for equ...
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Comparative Law