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Wallis v Buttle Plc [2021]

Decision number:3303219/2020   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) This was a preliminary hearing relating to whether the claimant was disabled for the purpose of a claim relating to disability discrimination. The question was whether the issue, which was one relating to low-mood, anxiety and depression was such that it was a substantial and long-term adverse e...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Sir Benjamin Slade Baronet & Anor v Biggs & Others [2021]

Decision number:UKEAT/0296/19/VP   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) The claimants in this case notified their employer, the appellant in this case, that they were pregnant. The respondent found that the pregnancies were inconvenient and then instigated action to try and force the claimants out of their employment. The Tribunal at first instance found in favour of ...
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Nevin McEldowney vs Randox Farming Limited trading as Cherryvalley Farms [2021]

Decision number:17412/18IT   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) This case review was provided by the Claimant’s instructed Barrister, Emma McIlveen BL and concentrates on the reasonable adjustments made at tribunal to ensure that the Claimant could fully participate in proceedings. It was the first time in Northern Ireland that a Registered Intermediatory was ...
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Wahab v Four Seasons (No 7) Limited [2021]

Decision number:24540/19   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Summary The Claimant was employed by the Respondent as a healthcare worker, commencing employment on 22 October 2018. Following a disciplinary hearing on 13th September 2019, the Claimant was informed that she was to be dismissed with effect from 22nd September 2019 because she failed to "...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Wahab v Four Seasons (No 7) Limited [2021]

Decision number:NIIT.24540/19IT   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant was employed as a healthcare worker by the respondent from October 2018 to September 2019. The actual nature of the dismissal was not an important aspect of this case. The respondent made a decision to dismiss following a disciplinary process and disciplinary hearing. The claimant ...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Hendry v Board of Governors, Thornfield House School & Education Authority [2021]

Decision number:NIIT.22980/19   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant is a qualified teacher and was registered on the NI Substitute Teachers Register. The claimant began working at the respondent school in October 2015 and in various roles until June 2019. The particular roles were agreed with the principal verbally and only one (out of a whole range ...
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Dismissal Contracts of Employment
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R (On the Application of Motherhood Plan) v HM Treasury [2021]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.1703   Legal body: England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA) The applicant is a charity which campaigns for the rights of women and mothers. They brought judicial review proceedings against the respondent in relation to the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). SEISS was brought in to provide support for those who were self-employed and had been ...
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Discrimination and Equality Pay Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Sullivan v Bury Street Capital Ltd [2021]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.1694   Legal body: England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA) The claimant worked as a sales executive for the respondent since 2009. In his personal life he had a relationship breakdown in 2013 and this led to paranoid delusions. Most notably this concerned being stalked by a Russian Gang which were connected to his former partner. He had sought medical...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Cunningham v Marks & Spencer Plc [2021]

Decision number:13796/21IT   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant was employed as a customer assistant at the respondent’s Ballymena store. She had been absent by reason of ill-health from 8th December 2017 until she was dismissed on the grounds of incapacity on 10th July 2020. The claimant did not appeal the decision internally and she presented ...
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O’Donnell v Craigantlet Farms Ltd [2021]

Decision number:.26690/20   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant was employed as a pastry chef of the respondent which trades as Le Mon Hotel and Country Club. She commenced that employment in April 2016. As a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020 it was found that there was a redundancy situation and that there had to be a business reorgani...
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Dismissal Redundancy Coronavirus/Covid-19