In July we reported of the teenage cancer sufferer who was sacked from his apprenticeship and was claiming unfair dismissal
Now a Newcastle employment tribunal has ruled the apprentice was unfairly dismissed but rejected an allegation of disability discrimination. In a judgment, the tribunal panel said: “The claimant was an apprentice: any reasonable employer dealing with any employee, but particularly so when dealing with an apprentice, would ensure that, if dismissal was being considered for lack of capability, the employee knew the seriousness of his position and was given the opportunity to improve performance over a particular timescale with particular targets. The respondents failed to observe this standard of any reasonable employer.”
The panel also found that moving “directly from imposing a second written warning to dismissal was not the action of any reasonable employer, particularly an employer dealing with an apprentice”.
Michael Ready was awarded £7,295 compensation from Angel Air North East Limited.
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