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Fernandes v Department for Work and Pensions [2023]

Decision number:EAT.114   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) Background: The claimant worked for the respondent as a Universal Credit Agent. She was disabled by reason of depression and anxiety as well as back pain. She was provided with a special chair for the back pain but following her return from maternity leave it was not available. This arose in Jan...
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Stewart v Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office [2023]

Decision number:2204590/2022   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) Background: The claimant was employed by the respondent and she revealed to a journalist some information concerning the evacuation of personnel from Afghanistan. As a result, the claimant’s security clearance was withdrawn and she was subsequently dismissed. The claimant argued that the passing of...
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Tribunal Practice Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland & Anor v Agnew & Others [2023] UKSC 33

Case reference: UKSC.33   Legal body: UK Supreme Court / House of Lords (UKSC/UKHL) A series of deductions is to be examined factually meaning that where it is linked by a common ‘vice’ or ‘fault’ such as using ‘basic’ rather than ‘normal’ pay then that whole series of underpayments could be claimed. Background: The claimants worked for the PSNI mostly as police officers and some ...
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Working Time Pay
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Daly v Gilmore & Gilmore [2023]

Decision number:2847/21   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Background: The claimant came into contact with the respondent in or around the end of 2016 or start of 2017. This arose on the basis that the second respondent and his siblings live in North America and were unable to carry out the caring responsibilities for the first respondent, now deceased. T...
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Dismissal Contracts of Employment
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Dhir v Hugo Boss UK Limited [2023]

Decision number:2206382/2021   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) Background: The claimant was employed as an assistant manager in the respondent’s Birmingham Bullring retail store. The employment came to an end in July 2021 when he resigned with immediate effect. The claimant’s claim arose from complaints that the Area Manager was unfairly blaming him for part...
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Dismissal
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Greater Glasgow Health Board v Mullen [2023]

Decision number:EAT.122   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) Background: The claimant was subject to disciplinary proceedings in 2018 for behaving in an aggressive way towards his line manager. This led to a ‘supported improvement action plan’. However, in 2021 an employee supervised by the claimant complained that he was shouted at and threatened by the ...
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Dismissal
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MacKenzie v Chief Constable of Police Scotland [2023]

Decision number:4105842/2022   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) Background: The claimant applied for a police officer role. She received a provisional offer subject to conditions. One of the conditions related to being physically and mentally fit to perform the duties. In December 2019 the claimant disclosed that she was taking anti-depressants and she was t...
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Riley v Direct Line Insurance Group [2023]

Decision number:EAT.118   Legal body: Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT) Background: The claimant was employed as a home claims adviser from March 2012 until his contract was terminated in September 2018. The claimant was enrolled on the respondent’s private health insurance scheme and had taken an upgraded version of the scheme offering support until retirement age i...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality
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Sahbani v Callander t/a Torino Pizza [2023]

Decision number:41692/22   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Background: The claimant was employed as a pizza chef from 1st August 2021 until 22nd April 2022. The claimant was noted as a ‘hard-working and reliable’ employee and that he worked with the respondent to perfect and improve the pizza product marketed by the respondent. It was agreed by the parti...
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Dismissal Pay Leave
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Finlay & Others v Blackbourne Ltd and Anor [2023]

Decision number:NIIT.2516/20   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) Background: The first respondent provided plumbing and electrical services. The business closed in September 2019 and all staff were made redundant. The claimants are making claims for protective awards as a result of the failure to consult with the trade union, Unite the Union, employee represent...
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Redundancy