Jess Varnish, the former Great Britain track cyclist, has lost her employment tribunal case against British Cycling and UK Sport. Varnish, who was dropped from the British Cycling squad for the 2016 Rio Olympics, attempted to prove that she was an employee or worker of British Cycling and UK Sport and was suing both bodies for unfair dismissal and sex discrimination. The tribunal found that she did not have an employment relationship with either organisation and is therefore not subject to individual employment protection legislation. Thomas Linden QC acted for the 1st respondent, British Cycling.
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