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

    Date:
    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.