Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2010] All ER (D) 184 (Nov)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Judge McMullen QC, Mrs C Baelz and Mr D Welch

Representation The employee appeared via her representative.
  Rebecca Tuck (instructed by the Learning Trust Legal Services) for the employer.
Judgment Dates: 13 July 2009


Employment - Dismissal - Wrongful dismissal - Employee working as mentor and leader for girls at inner city school - Employee using school computer to access and distribute pornography to colleagues - Employee summarily dismissed - Employment tribunal dismissing claim for wrongful dismissal - Whether tribunal erring - European Convention on Human Rights, art 10.

The Case

Employment Dismissal. The Employment Appeal Tribunal held that although art 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights was engaged, in circumstances where the employee had accessed pornography at work and distributed it to colleagues, the employer had justified the employee's dismissal as proportionate.

Practice Areas

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