Credit Controller v Sports Company Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyWorkplace Adjudicator Service (WAS)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, A-Typical Working
The Complainant had been employed as the Respondent's Credit Controller from the 2nd of December 2019 until her employment was terminated on the 11th of May 2020 as she could not return to the workplace on an eight-hour day basis due to childcare difficulties.
The Complainant had relied on a creche which had closed as a direct result of the impact of Covid-19. The Respondent was aware that the Complainant had no alternative childcare and when the creche closed, the Complainant proposed other options such as additional after-hours work, parental leave and lay off so they could advertise the position on a temporary basis. However, none of these options were accepted by the Respondent.
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