The firm had disputed the claim on the grounds that the London court had no jurisdiction to hear it because members of LLPs are not ‘workers’ as defined by the Employment Rights Act. The first instance Employment Tribunal agreed, but the Employment Appeal Tribunal overturned the decision.
The decision is just one step in a long and bitter dispute between Ms Bates Van Winklehof and her former firm.
She has also alleged Sexual Discrimination, which Clydes failed to get thrown out on the grounds of jurisdiction.
Obviously this latest decision does not make any comment on the actual merits of her claims but does mean that she will now have the opportunity to air them.
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