Cycling – Manchester Employment Tribunal: Jess Varnish Unfair Dismissal Case

Jess Varnish

According to her lawyer, Jess Varnish’s case against British Cycling and UK Sport is to be heard at Manchester Employment Tribunal one week from now.

The 28-year-old cyclist was dropped from British Cycling’s first class program in 2016 and claims unjustifiable dismissal.

The court will consider if, as a competitor in receipt of UK Sport financing, she was independently employed or an employee.

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Should it be decided that Jess Varnish was a representative, the gatherings would reconvene for a council in 2019.

The meeting will happen from 10-17 December.

Jess Varnish was excluded following the 2016 Track Cycling World Championships in London, after the two-woman, two-rider group run squad she was a part of did not meet all requirements for the Rio Olympics.

She asserted sex discrimination against Shane Sutton, at that point the specialized executive of British Cycling, who was found to have utilized chauvinist dialect towards her.

Sutton resigned however was later cleared of eight of nine charges.

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