Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT/0236/17/BA
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Fair Procedures; Postponement; Union Representatives

The claimant was suspended and was invited to a disciplinary hearing which was initially postponed due to sickness and was then rescheduled. The claimant’s union representative was unable to represent her that week and indicated that his earliest availability would be two weeks later. The respondent refused a further request to postpone the disciplinary hearing, arguing that they reserved the right to reject the request as the representative could not attend within five days of the date set.

The meeting went ahead, and the claimant was dismissed for gross misconduct in her absence. The ET

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This article is correct at 23/08/2018
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