Email sent 6 years ago gross misconduct?

When Leeds Football Club restructured in July 2013, they wanted to make Mr Williams redundant. However, they didn’t want to pay him the 1 year notice they had promised him. So they instructed forensic experts to find some ‘dirt’ on… Read on

Facebook comments: fair dismissal

A recent Facebook dismissal case heard by a Tribunal in Northern Ireland, has made some interesting findings which add to the developing law in this area. An employee of TeleTech UK Limited posted a vulgar comment concerning a colleague on… Read on

Use of surveillance film unfair dismissal

Video evidence showed an employee signed off sick with a back injury clearing ice from his car, driving, carrying shopping and walking his dog. Using it to dismiss him proved a £50,000 mistake. Caterpillar Logistics Services had relied on the… Read on

Gross misconduct – Get all your allegations right

Compass has dismissed an employee because they believed she had stolen £3,000. However, in their letter to her accusing her of this, they referred to the loss of £3,000. They were found guilty of unfair dismissal because they had not… Read on

What is gross misconduct?

Gross misconduct is conduct by an employee that is so serious that it goes to the root of the employment contract and effectively destroys it. Gross misconduct covers actions like theft, assault on another employee, fraud, bullying or harassment. Where… Read on

What is wrongful dismissal?

Wrongful dismissal occurs when an employer dismisses a member of staff without giving them the required period of notice, unless the employee had committed an act of gross misconduct. An employee would normally have a claim for pay for the… Read on