Lighter side of the news – Disabled teacher awarded £180k after being sacked for showing 18 rated horror film to class!!!!!!

To round off this month’s newsletter we bring you the latest piece of outlandish employment law. This month’s case is a seasonal Halloween blunder and concerns a Mr Grosset, who has won his three year disability discrimination case against York Council following his dismissal as Head of English from the Joseph Rowntree School. Mr Grosset [...]

Garamukanwa v Solent NHS Trust – Does using evidence from an employees phone during a disciplinary amount to a breach of human rights?

This juicy case, which is genuinely worthy of its own TV show, concerns gross misconduct and human rights, particularly the right to a private life. Mr Garamukanwa, the Claimant, was a Clinical Manager for Solent NHS Trust, the Respondent. The Claimant formed a relationship with a nurse, Ms Maclean, on his ward. Upon this relationship ending the [...]

Wells v Countrywide Estate Agents t/a Hetheringtons – Does a successful dismissal appeal clear an employee’s record of any previous misconduct?

Welcome back to this week’s edition of case law. With it being Mother’s Day and World Women’s Day this week it would have been wonderful to have an inspiring case about sex discrimination. Unfortunately, no such cases have been decided recently so instead here’s a case about money laundering, constructive dismissal and gross misconduct. Today's [...]

House of Fraser v Christofidou – Can inconsistent evidence amount to breach of trust?

It’s that time of the week again. No. Not Friday. Case law update time! You might think last week’s newsletter celebrating the dawn of spring would lead to lighter, more cheerful cases. However, you thought wrong as this week’s case concerns theft, breach of trust, gross misconduct and eBay. Today's question: Can inconsistent answers during a disciplinary [...]

Tabloid Employment Law – Sacked for simulating sex act on a banana!!!!!

Every month we bring you the most absurd employment cases that becomes sensationalist click bait. This month’s calamitous Claimant is a Police Chief Superintendent who was sacked for numerous incidents of gross misconduct. He simulated a sex act on banana whilst being interviewed for the local radio. Put his tongue in a female colleague’s ear. [...]

Disciplinary Code of Practise – Key case settles

The case of Ramphal v Department for Transport, a Court of Appeal case which was set to examine the role of HR in disciplinary procedures, has settled. The case concerned an employee who was under investigation for suspicious travel expense claims, the manager handling the investigation was inexperienced with disciplinary procedures and received substantial support [...]

Tabloid Employment Law – Sacked for rail fraud

Now and again employment cases make tabloid news. These sensationalist stories can range from being sacked for liking a facebook photo to deaf police snipers winning discrimination claims and everything else in between.        This month’s outlandish story is a very good example of Schaudenfreude and concerns a city banker who was sacked after his [...]