5th – 6th May 2021
The first appeal concerns the Ms Robinson’s claim that she was unfairly dismissed and subject to detriments because she made protected disclosures. It concerns that extent to which an order for interim relief can be affected by the outcome of the final hearing and also the circumstances in which a reason for dismissal is genuinely separable from the making of protected disclosures.
Bean LJ grants PTA on the interim relief grounds but refuses PTA on protected disclosures.
The second appeal is by His Highness Sheikh Khalid Bin Saqr Al-Qasimi. The order under appeal by both parties was made by Lewis J on 4/2/20., allowing Ms Robinson’s appeal against the ruling that her claims of unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and unlawful deduction of wages were barred by illegality.
Ms Robinson was employed as HHAQ’s personal assistant between 30/3/17 and 19/5/17. She was summarily dismissed by letter on 19/5/17.
Ms R’s claims before the ET included: unfair dismissal for whistleblowing, detriment for whistleblowing, ordinary unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal.