Jess Varnish loses appeal against British Cycling employment tribunal verdict

14 July 2020 09:58
First employment tribunal ruled Varnish was not an employeeControversially dropped from GB programme for Rio OlympicsJess Varnish’s appeal against an employment tribunal ruling has been dismissed. The 29-year-old lost her initial employment case against British Cycling in January 2019, which ruled that the relationship between athlete and governing body was more akin to a student receiving a grant than an employer/employee arrangement.She won the right to an appeal in December last year, and her appeal was heard in May, but Mr Justice Choudhury has ruled that the initial tribunal’s decision was correct. Related: Three's a crowd: no room for Chris Froome as Team Ineos seek mission clarity | William Fotheringham Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian