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Mar
22
2019

Suspension will not breach trust and confidence if there is a reasonable and proper cause

We previously blogged on the High Court case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth, in which the High Court held that the suspension of a teacher was a “knee..

Aug
23
2018

Refusal to postpone disciplinary hearing when companion not available was unfair

In Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (the ‘EAT’) held that an employer’s refusal to postpone a disciplinary hearing for two weeks to enable the Claimant’s union..

Oct
09
2017

Can similar past conduct be used in a disciplinary investigation?

In NHS 24 v Pillar the claimant was a nurse practitioner who was dismissed for gross misconduct after she had failed to call 999 for a patient suffering a heart..

Aug
22
2017

Lesson learnt…suspension of teacher was not a neutral act

In Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth, three allegations of unreasonable force against pupils were made against a primary school teacher. ..

Jul
07
2017

Appeal: No reasons for decision? No witnesses called? No problem!

In the case of Elmore v The Governors of Darland High School, the EAT upheld the decision of the ET that the dismissal of a mathematics teacher on capability grounds..

May
04
2017

Employer made to pay £2 for breaching employee’s right to be accompanied

An employee has a statutory right to be accompanied by either a trade union representative or colleague at a grievance or disciplinary hearing. ..

Feb
14
2017

Roses are red, violets are blue, if love is in the office air, what should you do?

Most of us are likely to be spending Valentine’s Day at work and, although many people will be separated from their partners, those looking for love may not need to..

Nov
25
2016

Dishonesty in the workplace

You may have seen in the news the case of Mrs Wood, a senior nurse, who recorded her colleague’s temperature on a screening form at Heathrow Airport as 37.2C..

Jun
30
2016

ACAS Code does not apply to SOSR dismissals

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman & Anor upheld a Tribunal’s decision that the dismissal of an employee on the basis of an irretrievable breakdown in..

Apr
14
2016

Employer’s reasonable and genuine belief can be sufficient for SOSR dismissal

In Nayak v Royal Mail Group, the EAT upheld the tribunal’s decision that an employer’s genuine and reasonable belief that an employee was no longer permitted to work in..



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