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Corrigan v Clarman Partnership Limited [2022]

Case reference: NIIT.38480/21   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Background: The claimant was employed by the respondent from 2001 until April 2021 as a receptionist. The issues leading to the case were related to the Coronavirus pandemic. A few days before the first national lockdown the claimant informed her line manager that she felt unsafe without a protecti...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd [2022]

Case reference: EWCA.Civ.1659   Legal body: England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA) Background: The claimant was employed as a laser cutter from July 2019. The issue arose in March 2020 when the claimant initially came into work (after lockdown had been announced) but then texted his manager to say he was going to stay at home because he had a child with an underlying health cond...
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Dismissal Absence and Sickness Health and Safety
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Garrod v Riverstone Management Ltd [2022

Decision number:EAT.177   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) The claimant returned from maternity leave and three months later informed her manager that she was pregnant again. Following on from that the claimant submitted a grievance alleging discrimination on the grounds of her maternity as well as bullying and harassment. An outside employment law advise...
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Contracts of Employment Grievance and Dispute Resolution
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Anghel v Middlesex University [2022]

Decision number:EAT.176   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) The claimant, a litigant in person, brought claims of unfair dismissal and harassment against the respondent. This claim was dismissed and the Tribunal refused her application for reconsideration. The claimant sought to appeal to the EAT. She filed an appeal notice via email on 9th February 2021....
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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Arvunescu v Quick Release (Automotive) Ltd [2022]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.1600   Legal body: England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA) The claimant appealed against a decision to strike out his victimisation claim against the respondent. The basis for the claim being struck out was that the claim fell within a widely drafted COT3 settlement agreement between the parties. The claimant was only in employment with the respondent for...
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Discrimination
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R (On the Application of Chief Constable of West Midlands) v Police Misconduct Panel [2022]

Decision number:EWHC.3076   Legal body: England and Wales High Court (EWHC) This case related to the statements made by an officer during an internal interview process. The officer in question supervised a team of four and applied for another supervisory role. There was an internal interview for that role. During that interview she was asked how she had dealt with a dec...
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Discipline
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Mullin & Leake v Department for Infrastructure [2022]

Decision number:19194/20   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Both of the claimants are employed by the Road Service which is part of the respondent. At first there was a procedural issue on the basis that the second claimant had not signed his ET1 form; instead it was signed by the first claimant on his behalf. The Respondent sought to have that claim stru...
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Contracts of Employment
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Benjamin v The Markfield Project [2022]

Decision number:EAT.167   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) The claimant, an individual who had dyslexia-related learning disabilities, was successful in her case for constructive dismissal and discrimination claims against the respondent. The issue arising relates to the remedy hearing. The Tribunal ordered the claimant to prepare and serve a schedule of...
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Dismissal Discrimination
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Kabzinski v Vistajet International Ltd [2022]

Decision number:2200745/2021   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) The claimant was employed as a Customer Insight Analyst for the respondent from January 2019 until December 2020. The claimant is of Eastern European descent and his nationality is Polish. One of the issues arising relates to the interactions that the claimant had with another colleague. Although...
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Discrimination
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Yule v Health Hut Professional Ltd [2022]

Decision number:2500453/2022   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) The claimant commenced her employment, as a pharmacy assistant, in October 2017. One of the directors of the respondent, Mr Shah, received an anonymous online complaint about his pharmacy. The complaint centred upon how a customer was spoken to by a female member of staff but there were no detail...
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Dismissal Policies and Procedures