Bradford v The State Hospital for Scotland [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Gross Misconduct

The claimant worked as a staff nurse with the respondent at the State Hospital, Carstairs from 1994 until his dismissal on 4th February 2019.    The respondent is a special health board which runs high security hospitals in the UK.  The claimant worked on ‘Iona 2’ ward which is for intellectually disabled patients.

On 5th March 2018 there was an incident with Patient B who was not permitted to return to his room as he requested.   This led to the claimant and another being assaulted.  The patient was put into seclusion but it was ended later that day.   The claimant and other staff members, were dissatisfied with this decision especially

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This article is correct at 21/07/2020

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