Sandhu and others v Gate Gourmet London Ltd [2009] IRLR 807 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Industrial action: Gate Gourmet employees were fairly dismissed

    Date:
    8 September 2009

    In Sehmi v Gate Gourmet London Ltd; Sandhu and others v Gate Gourmet London Ltd EAT/0264/08 & EAT/0265/08, the EAT held that, while the withdrawal by an employee of his or her labour will not necessarily justify dismissal, in a situation where large numbers of employees deliberately absent themselves from work in a manner that is liable to do serious damage to the employer's business, dismissal of those taking part in the action will be reasonable, even where the absence is not prolonged.

  • Sehmi v Gate Gourmet London Ltd; Sandhu and others v Gate Gourmet London Ltd

    Date:
    23 July 2009

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered when it is fair to dismiss an employee who has taken unauthorised absence to take part in industrial action.