Britesavers Limited v Qui Zhong Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Contracts of Employment
This case concerned a claim of unfair dismissal. Dismissal was disputed in the case; the respondent claimed that the complainant had been assured at a meeting, following an alleged incident, that her job was safe. However, the complainant argued that she had in fact been dismissed at the meeting.
The Court found that the respondent had, intentionally or not, ended the complainant's employment. The respondent had made no contact with the complainant after the meeting, had asked other staff members to cover her shifts, sought the return of her keys and sent her a P45. The Court held, in the circumstances, that it was not unreasonable for the complainant to believe her employment had
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