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Craig v The Management Committee of Assistance Dogs Northern Ireland [2021]

Decision number:22359/19   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant was employed as a dog trainer with the respondent from April 2018. The role was initially full-time but in early 2019 the claimant outlined that there were concerns with the level of work and that he was going to resign citing health reasons. One of these health reasons was his diag...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Source Bioscience UK Ltd v Wheatcroft & Anor [2021]

Decision number:EWHC.2909   Legal body: England and Wales High Court (EWHC) The claimants were part of a group of companies who were providing laboratory services which included providing Covid-19 testing. The first defendant was a former employee of the claimant. He began to work for the claimant in 2014 and was appointed to their executive board rising to the position...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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Carillion Services Ltd (in Liquidation) v Benson [2021]

Decision number:EA-2021-000269-BA.   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) The respondent, the Carillion group, was a company listed on the FTSE100. At its height, it had a turnover of £5.2 billion in 2016. In late 2017 and early 2018 the company was subject to heavy press coverage concerning its financial situation (and the wider effect it may have on unemployment). T...
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Redundancy Collective and Trade Union Issues
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Ms S Tesfagiorgis v Aspinalls Club Ltd, Mr M Branson & Ms L Attrill [2021]

Decision number:2202256/2020.   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) Background 29th October 2021 - The London Central Employment Tribunal has unanimously upheld complaints made by Croupier Semhar Tesfagiorgis that she was discriminated against by Crown Aspinall’s on grounds of her race”. Ms Tesfagiorgis is black British with a national ethnic origin of Eritrea...
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Discrimination and Equality
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Candlar v Awin t/a Crest Upholstery [2021]

Decision number:21508/20IT   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant was employed as an upholsterer with the respondent from May 1999 until May 2020. He was the only full-time upholsterer with the respondent for much of his 20 years’ service. The issue arose in early 2020, when the claimant approached the respondent asking for a reduction in his workin...
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Dismissal Coronavirus/Covid-19 Family Friendly Rights
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Higgins v Stockman’s Management Ltd [2021]

Decision number:.1832/20IT   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant was employed as a driver/warehouse man with the respondent which engaged in the wholesale distribution of drinks. The claimant had two separate periods of employment with the respondent; the first of which ended amicably when the claimant wished to pursue other employment opportunities...
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Pay
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HMRC v Professional Game Match Officials Ltd [2021]

Decision number:EWCA.Civ.1370   Legal body: England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA) The respondent body appoints referees in football at the start of each season with the view that those engaged take on refereeing duties in their spare time and would be paid expenses and fees for each match. The respondent in turn assessed the referees regarding their competency as well as offeri...
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Contracts of Employment A-Typical Working
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P2CG Ltd v Davis [2021]

Decision number:EA-2019-000762-AT   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) The claimant was given notice in August 2016 of his dismissal due to poor performance. He subsequently brought a claim outlining direct discrimination and harassment on the basis of disability - in relation to the claimant’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. The company refuted the claim citing that ...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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McClune v FORRME Ltd [2021]

Decision number:18221/20IT   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant commenced employment with the respondent in October 2017. She agreed to take a reduced salary of £32,000, rather than £36,000, on the basis that she would receive a van and fuel for business use only. On 5th June 2020 the respondent sought the claimant’s agreement to place her on fur...
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Pay Coronavirus/Covid-19
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A v B, C, D & E [2021]

Decision number:3202970/2019   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) The claimant was employed by the first respondent from April 2018 as a Business Development Co-Ordinator. She had known ‘C’ (a respondent) previously and he had informed her of the role and she was very excited about it, having just finished Sixth Form. The primary function of the role was to or...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality