Review of Recent EAT Decision - Dismissal on Grounds of Political OpinionPosted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 27 April 2011
Today's EAT review concerns the case of Jacqueline Kelly v South East Broadcasting Co Limited (UD1596/2009), where a journalist was dismissed due to the employer's concerns over her political affiliations and perceived independence or lack of it.
Case Name: Jacqueline Kelly v South East Broadcasting Co Limited (UD1596/2009)
Legislation: Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1997 TO 2007 (the “Acts”)
Jurisdictions/Subject Matter: Dismissal on grounds of political opinion.
The claimant was employed as a part time producer on the respondent’s current affairs radio programme from September 2007. She had run in local elections prior to her employment and informed the respondent in February 2009 that she was
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