Case law updates

Case law updates

Ignored grievances leads to constructive dismissal ruling

A tribunal has ruled that a former charity CEO who resigned after three distinct breaches of trust and confidence was constructively dismissed. Ms Gillian Smith was unfairly dismissed from her role at Age Concern, who …

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Dismissal ruled fair as following procedure “served no useful purpose”

A tribunal found a senior manager at a national train operating company to have been dismissed fairly despite a complete lack of any prior procedure or right of appeal. In Gallacher vs Abellio Scotrail Ltd, …

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University criticised for “overly hasty” suspension

A Durham University employee who resigned after being wrongfully suspended for alleged grade tampering has won a case for unfair dismissal. In Dr Stothard vs Durham University, the employer suspended Dr Stothard – without properly …

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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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Victimised City worker wins claim after whistleblowing 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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