Lodge v Dignity & Choice in Dying and Compassion in Dying [2014] UKEAT/0252/14

Whether an employee has jurisdiction to pursue a claim under the Employment Rights Act 1996 must be decided in line with case law, in particular Serco Ltd v Lawson [2006] IRLR 289, Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children Schools and Families (No 2) [2011] IRLR 840 and Ravat v Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Ltd [2012] IRLR 315. In Lodge v Dignity & Choice in Dying the EAT held that Ms Lodge, who, with her employer’s consent, moved to Australia for family reasons and continued her work remotely there for Dignity’s London branch, was entitled to bring claims for unfair dismissal and whistleblowing. 

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