Fri, 24 July 2015
What are the considerations for a fair conduct dismissal?
In this episode of the podcast I tell you about a recent case decided by the Court of Appeal where an employee who was dismissed for a breach of the employer's new Health and Safety rules after 35 years employment claimed that it was not fair and reasonable to dismiss him for the misconduct. The employee admitted what he had done but claimed that dismissal was not a reasonable sanction in all the circumstances. The case is Newbound v Thames Water Utilities Limited.
In this episode you will learn
HR Best Practice Tip
The HR tip of the week is about getting your legal status with workers, self-employed persons and employees correct at the outset. Including why you need to analyse the full relationship to establish employment status.
It is important that you have a relevant agreement in place with your staff to deal with any problems should things go wrong in the future.
To read the full Employment Appeal Tribunal judgement in the case of click here
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