Was it unfair to dismiss an employee for historic comments made on Facebook which he claimed were untrue? No, held the EAT in British Waterways Board v Smith. The R employed the C as a manual worker working a 7 day rota maintaining the Scottish inland waterways. The C was on standby for seven days one … Continue reading Unfair dismissal?
Warning for all HR Officers supporting internal procedures The EAT in Ramphal v Department for Transport UKEAT/0352/14/DA confirmed that while it is entirely appropriate for managers to seek guidance from their HR team when conducting disciplinary procedures, from investigation through to appeal, that guidance must be limited to advice essentially on the law and procedure … Continue reading Disciplinary Warning