Ur-Rehman v Ahmad for Trustees Management & Committee Members of Doncaster Jahia Mosque Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal
The appellant, an imam from the respondent mosque, was unfairly dismissed and claimed to have suffered the effects of stigma. He argued that the controversial and public nature of proceedings taken as a result of his Unfair Dismissal made it very difficult for him to obtain further employment as an imam in another masque. The evidence to support this was his dismissal, over a year later, from another mosque.
The appellant claimed that a trustee of the respondent advised the new employer to dismiss him before he brought similar proceedings against it. The Tribunal failed to find that the evidence to establish stigma was justified.
On appeal, the EAT stated that in every case the question was
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