L v K Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberCSIH 35
Legal BodyCourt of Session (Scotland) (COSS)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discipline and Grievance
The claimant was a teacher employed by the local education authority. The police attended the home of the teacher, which he shared with his son, where the IP address head been linked to online indecent images. Both the claimant and his son had been charged but no criminal proceedings were actually brought against either in the end.
The claimant informed the headmaster, and an investigatory hearing and subsequent disciplinary hearing took place. At both meetings, the claimant stated he did have the computer with indecent images but stated that he did not know how the images had got onto the computer, stating that his son and his son’s friends had access to the computer. The
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