Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 22 (May)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Judge Peter Clark

Representation Christopher Quinn (instructed by Russell Jones & Walker) for the employee.
  Louise Chudleigh (instructed by DLA Piper UK LLP, Birmingham) for the employer.
Judgment Dates: 18 January 2008


Unfair dismissal - Determination whether dismissal fair or unfair - Dismissal for misconduct - Employer's regional manager finding employee negligent in areas of work but dismissing him for gross misconduct - Employee appealing to employment tribunal - Tribunal upholding regional manager's findings - Whether tribunal erring.

The Case

In the instant case, the employment tribunal's decision that the employee's dismissal had not been unfair, had not been made in error, given that its findings as to the acts of the employee, which were the same as those held by the regional director of the employer, had constituted proper grounds for dismissal, notwithstanding the fact that 'areas where the employee had been negligent' had been identified.

Practice Areas

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