Employee v Employer Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceIREAT UD2116/2011
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal
The claimant worked for the respondent, a food distribution company, as a warehouse worker and, occasionally, as a van delivery driver. In this case the claimant had signed a letter of resignation but argued that he signed it under duress.
The claimant had a disagreement with the owner following a delivery error and was given a written warning, which he disagreed with and handed back. Following a further incident the claimant was told he was suspended pending an investigation. Soon after, a further meeting took place in the respondent’s car where the claimant was given various papers to sign. The claimant signed the papers as he felt threatened and stressed and was told that the papers were
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