Kent County Council v Knowles [2012] UKEAT/0547/11/MAA

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Misconduct; Withholding salary during suspension; Unlawful deductions from wages

This case concerned an appeal by Kent County Council against the Employment Tribunal which found that Kent was liable to pay to the Claimant arrears of salary for a period from 8 January to 20 May 2011, during which period, although he was their employee, he had had been suspended and they had not paid him.

The Appellant authority suspended the Claimant after receiving information from the police that he had been involved in dishonesty which had serious financial and reputational consequences for them. There was no contractual right to suspend without pay. The Claimant was not in custody but was available for work. The council had initially suspended the employee on full pay but changed its

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This article is correct at 11/05/2012

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