Hobbs v British Railways Board EAT/340/94

Reports relating to this case:

  • Constructive dismissal: No breach of duty to support stressed employee

    Date:
    1 February 1995

    An employee, who resigned while suffering severe stress because a work colleague had indecently assaulted his step-daughter, was not constructively dismissed in circumstances where his employer had postponed consideration of his request for a transfer and decided not to suspend the abuser before knowing the outcome of his trial. The EAT upholds this industrial tribunal decision in Hobbs v British Railways Board.