Unfair Dismissal Cases from the Employment Tribunal
In this episode of the podcast I have reviewed a couple of employment tribunal decisions which have been published on the government website. It is a great way to get an understanding of what the Tribunals around the country will consider when looking at a claim for unfair dismissal.
In this episode I will cover:
- Decision of the Tribunal in a misconduct case: Miss Helen Evans v Llanishen Fach Primary School
- Decision of the Tribunal in a redundancy dismissal case: Mrs JM Hockenhull v David Lewis Centre
- A reminder of the ‘Polkey’ rules when compensation is reduced where the Employer has failed to follow a fair procedure but the result would have been the same.
- Decision of the Tribunal in a misconduct case: Mr D Maguire v Department for Work and Pensions
- The surprising number of unfair dismissal cases being withdrawn or struck out as the employee did not have the required two years continuous employment.
- A useful tip about preparing witness evidence.
- A decision where the Employer was awarded some of their costs.
- It is a useful exercise for those who are decision makers in disciplinary cases or HR professionals to have a read of some of the Judgements available: https://www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions
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- If you do not have the time to read Judgements and stay on top of the law why not hire a professional who is specialist in this area: https://www.adviceforemployers.co.uk/employment-law-support/
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