Adam McCalden v HBOS Plc & Lloyds Banking Group (Bank of Scotland Plc)

Posted in: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    1152/13
  • Legal Body
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal
Issues covered:

The claimant was employed by HBOS Plc as a banking and savings advisor. The claimant had a good performance record. 

A trace was placed on the claimant’s e-mail after discovery of a misuse of the e-mail system and it uncovered a volume of offensive emails forwarded by the claimant to colleagues. The matter was investigated, led to a precautionary suspension with full pay following the meeting and pending an investigation. Disciplinary proceedings ensued which led to the claimant’s summary dismissal for gross misconduct and a later appeal upheld the sanction.

The claimant relied on the

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This article is correct at 02/05/2014
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