Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council [2018]

Posted in: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKSC 16
  • Legal Body
    Uk Supreme Court (UKSC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Duty to Disclose Personal Relationships; Reasonable Investigation; Burchell Principles

The claimant was headteacher at a school maintained by the respondent. She was dismissed after she failed to disclose that she had a close friendship with a convicted sex offender. 

The respondent decided that the failure amounted to a serious breach of an implied term of the contract of employment amounting to gross misconduct and dismissed her summarily. The Employment Tribunal found that the dismissal was procedurally unfair but reduced compensation by 100% for contributory fault. 

After two more unsuccessful appeals she appealed to the Supreme Court (UKSC). The appeal was

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This article is correct at 22/03/2018
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