Coventry University v Mian Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceCiv 1275
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal
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
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