Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust v Akinwunmi and others [2017]

  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0345_16_2906
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Misconduct; Refusal to Obey a Reasonable Instruction

This was an appeal to Employment Appeal Tribunal from a decision that the claimant, who was employed as a consultant neurosurgeon, had been unfairly dismissed. The core of the Trust’s case before the Employment Tribunal was that it was entitled to dismiss the claimant because he had taken 20 months of unauthorised absence.

The claimant argued that his employer failed to take account of the reason why he had not returned to work i.e. that his health and safety and that of his patients would be endangered if he returned without the Trust addressing allegations made against him by former

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This article is correct at 06/07/2017
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