Mr N Francis – McGann v West Atlantic UK Limited [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    Case Number: 1303361/2017
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline, Probation, Recruitment and Selection
Issues covered: Recruitment and Selection; False References; Gross Misconduct; Summary Dismissal

The claimant applied for a pilot position with the respondent airline operator and was successful. He was trained and then commenced work as a Captain. It was undisputed that he had lied on his application form about his previous work experience, but he had also provided a false reference. The referee purported to be ‘Desilijic Tiure’ which is actually the alternative name of Jabba the Hut, a character from Star Wars.

The claimant sought three months’ notice pay and the respondent counterclaimed for recovery of his training costs which totalled £4725. The claimant had signed an agreement stating that these costs would be repayable if a pilot leaves within the first six months of his

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This article is correct at 06/09/2018

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