Essalhi-Ferenc v Fitzers Holdings Limited [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Redundancy Payment; Suitable Alternative Employment

The claimant in this case was a waitress/manager, whose restaurant place of work closed and she was offered what she considered to be unsuitable alternative employment at one of the respondent's other restaurants. 

At the EAT the claimant gave sworn testimony. Maps were studied. The availability of public transport was detailed as were shift times. Child-minding arrangements were also discussed. Asked if she could have made use of a bicycle, she was not enthused. There was no mention of any examination of any exploration by her of the possibility of her getting a lift and so being dropped home or to the new restaurant.

The EAT accepted that a moderate increase in travel time and probable

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This article is correct at 24/07/2015

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