In the recent case of Montanaro v Lansafe Limited, an Employment Tribunal held that an employer unfairly dismissed an employee who was on annual leave in Italy when the first lockdown was announced and was unable to return to the UK.
In Commissioner of the City of London Police v Geldart the Court of Appeal held that an employer did not discriminate against a female employee when it mistakenly withheld an allowance during her maternity leave.
In Sinclair v Trackwork Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) determined that it was unfair to dismiss an employee who caused friction in the workforce as a result of the way he undertook mandatory health and safety activities.
In the recent constructive unfair dismissal case of Flatman v Essex County Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a tribunal misapplied the law by failing to identify whether a fundamental breach of contract occurred at any point up to the employee's resignation.
In one of the first COVID-19 dismissal cases, an Employment Tribunal had to decide whether an employee was dismissed fairly for refusing to wear a face mask when attending a client’s premises.