Unfair dismissal: Terminations for behaviour outside work

Two EAT decisions have examined whether it can be fair to dismiss an employee for alleged conduct in their private life that could bring their employer into disrepute. Suresh Patel reports ‘When deciding whether a dismissal is fair, an employment tribunal is required to assess whether the sanction of dismissal involves a disproportionate and unjustified …
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Cases Referenced

  • Lafferty v Nuffield Health [2020] UKEATS/0006/19/SS Leach v The Office of Communications [2012] EWCA Civ 959 Q v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] UKEAT/0120/19/JOJ