Case law updates

Case law updates

Dismissal of Council Manager ruled unfair following“seriously flawed” Investigation

A tribunal has ordered the reinstatement of a council manager and the payment of £100,618 in lost wages after his claim of unfair dismissal was upheld. Mr Thornhill, who had worked for Camden Borough Council …

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Case law updates

Covert recordings not always misconduct

An Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that covertly recording a meeting in the course of a formal disciplinary or grievance process is not always misconduct and may be acceptable in specific cases. The EAT …

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Case law updates, Employment news

Badly handled investigation costs Scottish Government half a million

The Scottish government has had to pay former First Minister Alex Salmond £512k in legal costs following a badly handled investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.   The Scottish government had earlier admitted that it …

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Investigation “lacking objectivity or rigour” leads to unfair dismissal outcome

A deputy care home manager accused of verbally abusing a vulnerable resident has won her case for unfair dismissal and awarded £11,000. Carol Streener (CS), a deputy manager who had worked for Barchester Healthcare at …

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Investigations must look at the wider picture when harassment and discrimination claims are considered

A Tribunal has awarded a crematorium worker £6,846 in compensation for religious discrimination and harassment after a colleague said white people “wouldn’t want to be buried next to a Muslim”. It ruled that an investigation …

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“Insufficient” investigation leads to UD award

A probation officer accused of developing an “abusive and controlling relationship” with a former offender has been awarded £57,500 for unfair and wrongful dismissal. Julia Hyland (JH), a probation officer at Cheshire & Greater Manchester …

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