Kellogg Brown & Root (UK) Limited v Filton – Can employees be dismissed for misconduct for refusal to obey a mobility clause in their contract?

Welcome back to your weekly case law update, last week we had our February newsletter which covered the Trade Union Act and minimum wage offenders. Prior to that, your last instalment of case law concerned employment status and discrimination. This week we shall be looking at whether employees can be dismissed for misconduct for refusing [...]

Misconduct dismissals

A frequent question we are asked relates to the appropriate level of investigation in misconduct cases.  Would a Tribunal expect to see the same level of investigation even if the misconduct is admitted? In short, no, once misconduct is admitted an employer is not required to investigate further in order for the dismissal to be fair.  This was re-confirmed in the [...]