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Next employee unfairly dismissed for refusal to work Christmas Eve shift

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Stott v Next Retail Ltd ET/2100960/11

unfair dismissal | unauthorised absence | requirement to work during key period

A store manager for this large retailer took the wrong approach to a shift worker who insisted that she was not able to work on Christmas Eve, in a cautionary tale for employers that have strict rules requiring employees to work during the Christmas period.