Employment Tribunal Cases

The PDA is often asked for our views on the benefits of working for specific employers. To assist members in reaching their own conclusions, we have developed this online resource which contains pharmacy related employment tribunal cases that we have become aware of. These Employment Tribunal judgements are publicly available documents, and some relate to employees other than pharmacists.

The judgments are unbiased legal decisions on the actions of the employer in relation to the employee.

Members are reminded that the Employment Tribunal decisions are case-specific and not indicative of the widespread poor practice of an employer. Also, the absence of an employer from the list of cases does not mean that that employer is better than any other, it simply indicates that there has been no case successfully brought against them to date.

  • Boots Management Services Ltd: Discrimination and breach of contract

    Tue 2nd October 2018 The PDA

    1. BY CONSENT, having now heard the evidence today, the Respondent now admits that the Claimant was at the material time an employee for the purposes of her unfair dismissal claim pursuant to the provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996. 2. The application to amend the discrimination based claim so as to include additionally a claim of direct discrimination by way of associated disability and within the provisions of section 13 of the Equality Act 2010 is granted.  

  • Barkerend Pharmacy Ltd: Breach of contract

    Wed 29th May 2019 The PDA

    Barkerend Pharmacy Ltd was found to have been in breach of contract and was therefore ordered to pay to the claimant paid expenses in the sum of £2,744.82.  

  • Reliance Locums Ltd: Constructive unfair dismissal

    Mon 20th May 2019 The PDA

    The claimant’s complaint is one of constructive unfair dismissal. It is the claimant’s case that the respondent was in fundamental breach of contract. The judge decided therefore that the Claimant should recover from the respondent a total of £2,748. 

  • Boots Management Services Ltd: Unfair dismissal

    Fri 17th May 2019 The PDA

    It was the unanimous decision of the Employment Tribunal that the claim of constructive unfair dismissal was upheld. The Respondent discriminated against the Claimant contrary to section 15 Equality Act 2010 (EQA) by issuing a PIP (performance improvement plan) on 30 September 2016. 

  • Pillbox Chemists Ltd: Unlawful deduction from an employees’ wages

    Fri 5th April 2019 The PDA

    Pillbox Chemists Ltd made an unlawful deduction from an employees' wages by failing to pay him wages from 1 March 2018 to 13 March 2018. This resulted in the Judge ordering Pillbox Chemists Lt to pay the employee the sum of £478.20 in respect of this unlawful deduction. 

  • Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd: Unfair dismissal

    Thu 28th February 2019 The PDA

    The claimant sent a claim form to the Tribunal complaining of unfair dismissal. In the response the respondent raised a preliminary issue that the Tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear the claim as it was presented out of time in terms of section 111 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (the ERA). The case was listed for a preliminary hearing to determine the issue of time bar. 

  • Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd: Wage dispute

    February 2019 The PDA

    The claim was be dismissed as having been withdrawn by the claimant without further order of the tribunal as there was no request for a further hearing. 

  • Pillbox Chemists Ltd: Unlawful deduction of wages

    Thu 31st January 2019 The PDA

    Pillbox Chemists Limited made an unlawful deduction from an employees' wages. This resulted in the Judge ordering Pillbox Chemists Limited to pay the employee the sum of £1,786.25 in respect of this unlawful deduction. 

  • Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd: Unfair dismissal

    Fri 23rd November 2018 The PDA

    The Claimant brought a complaint of unfair dismissal against the Respondent. The Respondent defended the claim, asserting that the Claimant was dismissed fairly by reason of redundancy. 

  • Bestway Panacea Holdings Limited: An unfair dismissal

    Fri 21st September 2018 The PDA

    A court heard how Bestway Panacea Holdings Limited unfairly dismissed a member of staff and treated them unfavourably because of something arising as a consequence of a disability. They also failed to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate said disability.  

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