NASUWT v Harris Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Collective and Trade Union Issues
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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