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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.  

  • Pharmacist racially harassed by pharmacy team members – UPDATED WITH FULL TRIBUNAL JUDGMENT

    Tue 7th November 2023 The PDA

    Following a 5-day hearing earlier this year, an Employment Tribunal has upheld 7 allegations of harassment related to race occurring during a shift on 18 July 2020 in a claim issued against Boots and one of its pharmacy technicians. The Tribunal concluded that the treatment of the pharmacist by the pharmacy technician, a pharmacy advisor and the store manager was significantly influenced by (and therefore related to) the pharmacist’s race.  

  • Pharmacist racially harassed by pharmacy team members

    Wed 25th October 2023 The PDA

    Following a 5-day hearing earlier this year, an Employment Tribunal has upheld 7 allegations of harassment related to race occurring during a shift on 18 July 2020 in a claim issued against Boots and one of its pharmacy technicians. The Tribunal concluded that the treatment of the pharmacist by the pharmacy technician, a pharmacy advisor and the store manager was significantly influenced by (and therefore related to) the pharmacist’s race.  

  • Sharief Healthcare Limited: Harassment on grounds of disability

    Tue 18th January 2022 The PDA

    Claims of harassment on grounds of disability in respect to an incident on 7 January 2020 were well-founded and succeeded. 

  • Nevison Pharmacy LTD: Unauthorised deduction of wages

    Wed 19th February 2020 The PDA

    Claims of unauthorised deduction of wages succeeded and the respondent was ordered to pay the claimant a sum.  

  • Pharma-Z Ltd: Unfair dismissal

    Mon 2nd December 2019 The PDA

    Claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination were dismissed.  

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust: Harassment on grounds of race

    Mon 28th October 2019 The PDA

    Claims of harassment on grounds of race succeeded and the claimant was awarded a sum for injury to feelings.  

  • 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. 

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