Bartholomew v London Borough of Hackney [1999] IRLR 246 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • References: No breach of duty of care in giving reference mentioning unproven misconduct charge

    15 July 1999

    An employer did not act in breach of its common law duty of care in providing a reference for a former employee which stated that, when he had taken voluntary severance, he was suspended from work because of a charge of gross misconduct, but that disciplinary proceedings had lapsed automatically when his employment terminated, holds the Court of Appeal in Bartholomew v London Borough of Hackney.