NASUWT v Harris [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Collective and Trade Union Issues
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Protected Disclosure; Interim Relief

The claimant was employed by NASUWT, the teaching union, as a branch officer.  The issue arose when the General Secretary of NASUWT issued a letter to the claimant regarding his alleged conduct at a meeting.  It was alleged that he had drunk four pints of Guinness before driving off in his company car. A police report was made on foot of this as well as an attempt to remove the claimant’s company car.  The claimant responded stating that the allegation was a lie, a report made to the police about his conduct amounted to wasting police time and that his car could not be taken under this contract of employment.

Following a series of meetings held all on one day, a decision was

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This article is correct at 27/11/2019

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