Simmonds v Milford Club [2012] UKEAT 0323_12_0612

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0323_12_0612
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: conduct; previous warnings

Mr Simmonds worked as a steward for a private members’ club. He was given a final written warning after he allowed his wife to drop in the club takings to the bank when he could not get parked nearby. He was then dismissed for misconduct following another incident where he gave employees a Christmas bonus of £15.00 in cash, instead of a bottle of wine to that value as instructed.

The Employment Tribunal considered the earlier warning when determining if the subsequent dismissal was fair. The Tribunal considered the circumstances of the previous warning as there was an argument that Mr Simonds had been unaware he was breaching procedure and no written guidance was in place. The majority

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This article is correct at 01/03/2013

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