Tribunal Tales – Mr J Kovalkovs v 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd

Mr Kovalkovs, the Claimant, was a factory worker at a chicken processing company in Dundee. His Orthodox Christian faith meant that he always wore a crucifix necklace. The company had a foreign body control policy which only permitted employees to…

Tribunal Tales – Walters v Active Learning Trust

Rev Keith Walters was employed as a caretaker at the Isle of Ely primary school. In June 2019 he tweeted a post reminding Christians that they should not attend or support any Pride events as they were contrary to the…

Tribunal Tales – Gary Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Limited

Facts The Claimant was engaged as a plumbing and heating engineer from 2005 to 2011. Since he was hired as an independent contractor, he was not entitled to paid holidays. The Claimant did take some unpaid leave. When the Claimant…

Tribunal Tales – USDAW V Tesco

Between 2007 and 2009 Tesco was in the process of restructuring distribution centres. As part of negotiations with the USDAW union, the benefit of Retained Pay was offered to employees who were willing to relocate instead of being offered a…

Tribunal Tales – Case to look out for in 2022

The Harpur Trust v Brazel The Claimant was employed as a music teacher at a school part time. She had a zero hour contract and did not work every week. Her contracted holiday allowance was the equivalent of 5.6 weeks.…

Tribunal Tales – Herring v Lovric & Son

The Claimant in this case was employed by the Respondent as a Sales Assistant in a motor garage. Part of her role involved lifting heavy bundles of newspapers and batches of two litre containers of milk. On 8 January 2018…

Tribunal Tales – T King v Tesco Stores

The Claimant in this case was a Customer Assistant working in Tesco. In October 2018 the Claimant had an absence review meeting with his manager Jo Francis. He explained that he suffered from PTSD after an incident that occurred when…