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Inner house concludes school fairly dismissed teacher

Inner house concludes school fairly dismissed teacher suspected of possessing indecent images. Despite being cleared of the charges, the teacher was dismissed due to safeguarding concerns. Was his dismissal unfair? No, concluded the Inner House of the Court of Session in L v K. Case background The case concerned a teacher who had been arrested […]

CAN A DISMISSAL STILL BE FAIR IF THE EMPLOYER REFUSES TO HEAR AN APPEAL?

Is it possible for a dismissal to still be fair if the employer refuses to hear their employee’s appeal? Can a dismissal be fair if your employer refuses to hear your appeal? Moore v Phoenix Product Development Limited is an example that in certain circumstances, it can be. Case background Mr Moore (M – the […]

In Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, the EAT has held that an employment tribunal erred in failing to take judicial notice of the fact that women are less likely than men to be able to accommodate flexible working patterns because of childcare responsibilities. The fact that women bear the greater burden […]