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

  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Pay and Conditions of Employment
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 were 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

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This article is correct at 11/05/2012
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