7th July, 2023

Dismissal of COVID related claims

Worrall v Future Directions CIC

The claimant was employed as a care assistant in a supported living environment provided and managed by the Respondent. She alleged that following protected disclosures, she was subjected to detriment and automatically unfair constructive dismissal. She also pursued disability related claims of discrimination and failure to make reasonable adjustments.

In relation to each, the Claimant was relying upon failings said to have occurred during the COVID pandemic relating to provision of PPE and associated measures. It was alleged that the Respondent was acting in a manner which relegated its duties to staff and service users. All claims were dismissed.

Ed Morgan KC appeared on behalf of the Respondent (instructed by Hempsons).

The full judgment may be accessed here.

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