Barros D’sa v University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust [2001] IRLR 691 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • On appeal

    15 January 2002

    Continuing our regular series on the implications of recent significant cases. James Humphery, partner at Trethowans Solicitors, Southhampton, looks at the issues.

  • Disciplinary procedure: Employer prevented from acting outside contractual disciplinary procedure

    1 October 2001

    The Court of Appeal holds in Barros D'Sa v University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, sued as Walsgrave Hospital NHS Trust that an employer that dealt with allegations of an employee's misconduct by way of an inquiry panel, constituted under its disciplinary procedure to find facts and make recommendations as to any disciplinary action to be taken, was not entitled at a subsequent disciplinary hearing to take account of matters in respect of which the panel made no findings.