Christou and another v London Borough of Haringey [2013] IRLR 379 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Unfair dismissal: Dismissals following reopened disciplinary proceedings were not unfair

    Date:
    28 May 2013

    In Christou and another v London Borough of Haringey [2013] IRLR 379 CA, the Court of Appeal held that there is no rule of law precluding an employer from reopening disciplinary proceedings and imposing a harsher penalty such as dismissal. The issue was whether or not it was reasonable for the employer to do so, and the fact that the employees in this case had previously been given a warning in relation to the same matter did not render the dismissals unfair.

  • Double jeopardy: no strict rule about second set of disciplinary proceedings for same offence

    Date:
    13 March 2013

    The Court of Appeal has held that an employer's decision to start a second set of disciplinary proceedings after an employee has already been disciplined for the same offence does not automatically render a subsequent dismissal unfair.