Case law updates

Case law updates

Special care needed when suspending and investigating if disability is involved

An NHS worker who was dismissed because of a compulsion caused by one of her disabilities to frequently check when her medical appointments were, has won a case for unfair dismissal. In S J Austin …

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City worker wins UD claim after blowing the whistle on financial malpractice

A tribunal has ruled that a City executive who blew the whistle on financial malpractice and was subjected to ongoing victimisation after her employment ended was unfairly dismissed. Ms Svetlana Sinelnikova was unfairly dismissed when foreign …

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Supreme Court sets boundaries on vicarious liability claims

The Supreme Court has ruled that supermarket Morrisons was not vicariously liable for an employee’s breach of data protection laws. It says that the Court of Appeal had “misunderstood the principles governing vicarious liability in …

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Tribunal upholds workplace harassment claim following “atrociously poor” grievance investigation

An Employment Tribunal decision in the case of Beaney v Highways England has highlighted the importance of properly investigating and dealing with complaints of workplace sexual harassment. The claimant, Kim Beaney was employed by Highways …

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Teacher unfairly dismissed after school dissuaded witnesses from attending hearing

A teacher was unfairly dismissed after her employer failed to make reasonable efforts to encourage witnesses to attend disciplinary hearings. The Employment Tribunal found that Ms Lewis, a teacher at Tairgwaith Primary School, was unfairly …

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EAT highlights need for investigators to share all relevant information with disciplinary officers

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employee was unfairly dismissed because the officer investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against him did not pass on relevant information to the manager undertaking the hearing. …

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