Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 113 (Jan)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Judge Peter Clark, Mrs C Baelz and Mr D Norman

Representation Michael Dineen and Roderick Moore (instructed by First Assist Group Ltd, Sutton) for the school.
  Jeffrey Jupp (instructed by Thimbleby Fisher, Coningsby) for the employee.
Judgment Dates: 29 October 2002


Employment - Unfair dismissal - Reasons for dismissal - Range of reasonable responses test - Reasonableness of decision to dismiss.

The Case

In the circumstances, the employment tribunal had been entitled to conclude that the appellant school had unfairly dismissed the applicant, its former headmaster, on the ground, inter alia, that dismissal was not within the range of reasonable responses to the findings made by a disciplinary panel in regard to allegations of indecent assault made against the applicant.

Practice Areas

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