Ms. B v A Newsagents and Deli

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Disability; Discriminatory dismissal; Definition of employee; Anorexia Nervosa

The complainant worked for 4 years in the shop, first as a sales assistant and then as an assistant manager.  The shop was owned by two individuals who appear to have had a breakdown in their relationship resulting in the complainant being asked by one to spy on the other and she was caught in the crossfire. She went on sick leave due to work-related stress on 2 March 2011.


The respondent appears to have behaved oddly in respect of accepting her sick cert and in issuing the complainant with contract of employment and employment handbook on 10 March 2011.  The complainant was dismissed by letter on 23 March 2011. 


The respondent argued that work related stress

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