Case law updates

Case law updates

“Mind made up” investigation leads to successful UD claim.

An ET has ruled that a hairdresser and beauty therapist was unfairly dismissed after her employer failed to substantiate complaints about her behaviour and went into an investigation having already made their mind up about …

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Employee acquitted of criminal offence wins claim for “pre-emptive” dismissal

An insurance worker was unfairly and wrongly dismissed from his job while still the subject of a criminal investigation, an ET has found. Mr Bosher was arrested in 2017 on suspicion of possession of indecent …

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Procedural failings at investigation stage lead to successful UD claim

An ET has ruled that a manager at a GP practice was unfairly dismissed due to her employer failing to carry out a proper investigation. Sareet Sidhu was dismissed for gross misconduct over allegations of …

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Failure to follow grievance procedure contributes to successful constructive dismissal claim

A charity manager was unfairly dismissed after she said she was ‘demoted’ when her role and responsibilities were shared with a colleague, a tribunal has found. An Employment Tribunal has ruled that a Care Attendant …

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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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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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