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Kelly v Department for Communities and Department of Finance [2023]

Decision number:NICA   Legal body: NI Court of Appeal (NICA) Background: The issue in this case related to the decision of the Industrial Tribunal that the claimant was not disabled for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. As a result of that finding, the Tribunal found that they did not have jurisdiction. It was agreed by the exp...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Vaultex UK Ltd v Bialas [2024]

Decision number:EAT.19   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimant was employed as a Super Operator/Coin Processor by the respondent, a cash processing company. The claimant was dismissed in October 2021 for the reason of misconduct. The respondent stated that it takes equality, diversity and inclusion very seriously and pointed t...
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Dismissal
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Logo v Payone GmbH [2024]

Decision number:EAT.9   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimant commenced employment with the respondent in 2016 as an Accounts Manager. A large amount of the respondent’s business was in German but it was accompanied by English translations. In 2020 the website was changed only to German. The claimant stated this disadvantag...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Martin v Forbes [2024]

Decision number:NIIT.21619/23   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Background: The claimant was employed by the respondent as a Lorry Driver from October 2022 until February 2023. The claimant received £600.00 by way of bank transfer weekly and £200.00 in cash. In February he only received the bank transfer for one week and in a second week did not receive ...
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Contracts of Employment Pay
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Kayes v Southern Health & Social Care Trust [2024]

Decision number:NIIT.12604/20   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Background: The claimant’s claim was struck out by the Tribunal on foot of the claimant failing to comply with an unless order requiring his witness statement to be served on the Tribunal and the Respondent. The claimant made an application requesting the strike out to be set aside. The...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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Z v Commerzbank AG & Ors [2024]

Decision number:EAT.11   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimant brought a series of claims against the respondent including one of sexual harassment and sexual assault against another employee who was also a separate respondent. The claimant applied for an anonymity order which was given effect. The Tribunal, at first instance, h...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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Grewal v Astha Limited & Chakraborty [2023]

Decision number:EAT.170   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) Background: The issue in this case related to a successful finding of unfair dismissal and discrimination. This was found by the Tribunal and the appeal brought by the appellant here related to the remedy that had been awarded. There were two principal arguments being raised by the appellate. T...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Miller v University of Bristol [2023]

Decision number:Case.No:.1400780/2022   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) Background: The claimant was employed as a Professor by the respondent from 2018. The claimant argued that he was targeted by his colleagues leading to his ousting from his position due to his anti-Zionist views. This, he argued, also included a lack of support and investigation into these conc...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Watson v Police Service of Northern Ireland [2024]

Decision number:NICA.7   Legal body: NI Court of Appeal (NICA) Background: The claimant applied to join the PSNI in 2016. He completed a questionnaire as part of the security vetting procedure and he began training in 2017 formally attesting as a constable in June 2017. As part of the questionnaire the claimant failed to disclose two part-time jobs at ...
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Discipline and Grievance
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Sean Pong Tyres v Moore [2024]

Decision number:EAT.1   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimant resigned in April 2021 and subsequently brought claims for unfair dismissal and harassment which he said had been perpetrated by another employee at the company. In January 2022 the case went to hearing and the respondent brought an application to amend its response s...
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Dismissal Transfer Regulations (TUPE) Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE)