Jess Varnish wins right to appeal British Cycling employment case

The new hearing is set to take place in the first half of 2020

Jess Varnish (Getty)

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Jess Varnish has won the right to appeal the decision in her employment case against British Cycling.

In the landmark case the 29-year-old hoped to prove she was an employee of the bodies and could thus sue them for wrongful dismissal and sexual discrimination.

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