Case law updates

Case law updates

Lack of “fair and thorough” investigation leads to successful UD claim

A tribunal has ruled that a caretaker was unfairly dismissed after showing colleagues his swastika tattoo. It said the decision to dismiss Mr Horvarth, who worked for Lidl supermarket chain for six years was not …

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No investigation leads to Unfair Dismissal ruling

A Tribunal has awarded a lecturer accused of sending “aggressive” messages to colleagues £15,000 for unfair dismissal as there had not been a proper investigation into the allegations made against him. It said there had …

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Deficiencies in extent and quality of investigation sees UD claim success

A Tribunal has ruled that a security officer accused of stealing a wallet from lost property was unfairly dismissed due to the employer’s inadequate investigation. Mr Adeshina who worked night shifts at St Thomas’ Hospital …

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“Major issues” with hospital’s investigation led to surgeon’s unfair dismissal

A surgeon who accidentally set a patient on fire during an operation was unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has ruled, finding “major issues” with the investigation. Dr O Iwuchukwu worked as a consultant general surgeon with …

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Unfair dismissal claim upheld as investigation ruled ”inadequate”

  A paint sprayer has been awarded £28,000 for unfair dismissal after Tribunal ruled his employer’s investigation into whether he had breached social media policy was inadequate. It said the managing director of A1M Retro …

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School failed to follow its disciplinary policy

A school technician who was dismissed due to the belief that his disability was preventing him from performing his role, has won a case for unfair dismissal. In Walker vs Old Swinford Hospital School, the …

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