Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 08 (Oct)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Judge Clark, Mr I Ezekiel and Mr H Singh

Representation Sean Jones (instructed by Lewis Silkin) for the appellant.
  Suzanne McKie (instructed by Lovells) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 9 July 2002


Unfair dismissal - Determination whether dismissal fair or unfair - Reasons justifying dismissal - Employee a member of employer's board of directors - Contract of employment providing where employer ceasing to be a director of company contract terminating automatically - Employee pursuing failed management buy out of company - Employee being removed as director - Employment tribunal determining dismissal fair - Whether tribunal in error.

The Case

An employment tribunal had been entitled to determine that an employee had been fairly dismissed from his job as managing director, in the light of his contract of employment and in circumstances where he had been removed as a director by the shareholders following a failed management buy out which he had attempted to orchestrate.

Practice Areas

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