Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Mockler Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal
This case arose from the dismissal of a railway worker for his failure to observe trackside safety rules. The EAT upheld the Tribunal's finding that the dismissal was unfair and referred to a comparator who had not been dismissed for breaching safety rules arising from the same incident. The EAT held that, while the Tribunal did not cite any statute or authority, thus creating a risk of error, it nevertheless upheld the appellant on BHS v Burchell  IRLR 379.
The EAT‟s comments on this merit recital here:
"So, the first stage is always to find by way of BHS v Burchell whether the employer had reason to believe there were infractions and secondly, to decide what the response is...
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