Coventry University v Mian [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    Civ 1275
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Negligence; Disciplinary Proceedings; Inadequate Investigations

This appeal by the employer against a High Court finding of negligence in its investigations of a senior lecturer who had given references to another lecturer, Dr Javed, when he moved to the University of Greenwich, will interest anyone who has had to deal with a situation where an employee does not attend disciplinary proceedings due to sickness, allegedly brought about by the employer instigating those proceedings. 

Problems arose when that Greenwich University raised concerns about the reference given for Dr Javed. It had been alleged that the reference apparently given by Dr Mian were false and misleading and contained many inaccuracies. She denied supplying the three inaccurate

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This article is correct at 17/10/2014

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