Retarded Children's Aid Society Ltd v Day [1978] IRLR 128 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Unfair dismissal: When an employee may not be entitled to a second chance

    22 October 1977

    In Taylor v Alidair Ltd, the Appeal Court upholds a finding by the Employment Appeal Tribunal that it was not unfair to dismiss a pilot on the basis of a single error of judgement. And in Retarded Children's Aid Society Ltd v Day, it holds that the Code of Practice notwithstanding, in some cases it may be reasonable to dismiss without giving the employee a second chance, "especially with a man who is determined to go on in his own way".