United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Farren [2016]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0198_16_1411
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline and Grievance, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Reinstatement; Reengagement

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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This article is correct at 20/12/2016

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