United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Farren Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKEAT 0198_16_1411
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
The claimant was a long-serving Staff Nurse employed by the respondent NHS Trust in A&E. During the course of a particularly stressful overnight shift, she had administered medication to four patients without prior prescription by a doctor and failed to properly complete records. She was dismissed for her conduct in these respects and because the respondent considered she had failed to be honest in her initial response to the investigation when she said her record keeping had been satisfactory.
On the claimant’s complaints of unfair and wrongful dismissal, the ET found she had been unfairly but not wrongfully dismissed; specifically, she had administered medication
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