Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman & Anor  UKEAT 0264_15_1705Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKEAT 0264_15_1705
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal
The claimant employee in this case was dismissed by the employer for a breakdown in the relationship following an unsuccessful grievance and a warning having been given to the claimant. The original tribunal found the dismissal procedurally unfair and also awarded an uplift of 25% for the employer's failure to follow the provisions of the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures when dismissing the employee.
On appeal, the EAT has confirmed the unfairness of the dismissal but has ruled that the Acas Code does not apply to SOSR dismissals and, therefore, no uplift in award can be made:
"The Code does not in terms apply to dismissals for some other substantial
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