Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 273 (Oct)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal
Judge:

Judge Burke QC, Mr D Evans and Mr J Houghham

Representation Paul Hainsworth (instructed by Free Representation Unit) for the employee.
  Andrew Allen (instructed by BPE, Cheltenham) for the employer.
Judgment Dates: 5 September 2006

Catchwords

Unfair dismissal - Determination whether dismissal fair or unfair - Dismissal for misconduct - Dismissal and disciplinary procedures - Standard procedure - Employer having rule that company vehicles should not be driven by employees after consumption of alcohol - Employee dismissed for breach rule - Employer's letter identifying general nature of misconduct alleged - Whether employer complying with requirements of standard dismissal and disciplinary procedure - , Ch 1, Pt I, Sch 2.

The Case

The employment tribunal had not erred in law in deciding that there had been compliance with the requirements of the standard dismissal and disciplinary procedure set out in Ch 1 of Pt 1 of Sch2 to the . The relevant letter from the employer had satisfied the requirement that what was necessary in a conduct case was that it should identify the general nature of the misconduct alleged.

Practice Areas

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