Ramphal v Department For Transport Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKEAT 0352_14_0409
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal
The Claimant was employed by the Respondent as an Aviation Security Compliance Inspector and the Respondent launched an investigation into possible misconduct by the Claimant in relation to his expenses and use of hire cars. An inexperienced manager, Mr Goodchild, was appointed to investigate and discipline, if necessary. He took a lot of advice from the HR department, as you might expect an inexperienced manager to do.
However, the advice was not confined to procedural and similar matters but bled into areas concerning culpability and credibility. Mr Goodchild was initially disposed to believe that the claimant had made mistakes, rather than intentionally defrauded the employer. However, it
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