NHS 24 v Mrs Patricia Friel Pillar Posted In: Case Law
Case Reference] UKEATS/0005/16/JW
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
The claimant worked as a Nurse Practitioner, with her duties consisting of taking telephone calls from the public and prioritising them based on their medical priority. Following a situation where she referred a patient who had suffered a heart attack to an out-of-hours GP service she was dismissed for gross misconduct.
She had been involved in two similar incidents previously which were dealt with by her employer through training rather than through any disciplinary action. Nonetheless, the report which was compiled for the purpose of her eventual disciplinary hearing referred to the two
Already a subscriber?
Click here to login and access the full article.Log in now to read the full article
Don't miss out, start your free trial today!
Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.
Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe
24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues
Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law
Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from Maxine Orr, Partner at Worthingtons Solicitors
The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.