Unfair Dismissal: Are tribunals being consistent about consistency?

Phil Allen looks at three recent cases in which the claimants argued their dismissal was unfair because they were treated more harshly than a colleague involved in the same incident ‘In practice, it can be very difficult to identify circumstances that are sufficiently comparable to require the same sanction, as opposed to those where slightly …
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Cases Referenced

  • Cain v Leeds Western Health Authority [1990] IRLR 168
  • Conlin v United Distillers CA [1994] IRLR 169
  • Epstein v Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead [2007] UKEAT/0250/07
  • Hadjioannou v Coral Casinos Ltd [1981] IRLR 352
  • MBNA Ltd v Jones [2015] UKEAT/0120/15
  • Newbound v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 677
  • Paul v East Surrey District Health Authority [1995] IRLR 305
  • Westlake v ZSL London Zoo [2015] ET 2201118/2015
  • Wincanton Plc v Atkinson [2011] UKEAT/0040/11