Barbrook v New City College Limited [2024]

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

Summary Description: 

Unfair dismissal successful on procedural grounds where the decision maker took a ‘blinkered approach’ and did not take into account anything other than the oral submissions at the disciplinary meeting.  


The claimant commenced employment with a Sixth Form College in September 1997 initially as a Tourism Lecturer and subsequently as Course Leader for Sport.  

The claimant was dismissed by reason of gross misconduct in January 2021The issue arose in relation to the pandemic and changes made to running in-person classes when reopening in September 2020The claimant was suspended on full pay in November

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This article is correct at 16/05/2024

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