Scottish Daily Record & Sunday Mail (1986) Ltd v Laird EAT/1164/94

Reports relating to this case:

  • Misconduct: Disloyalty dismissal unfair for lack of investigation

    Date:
    15 February 1996

    In Scottish Daily Record & Sunday Mail (1986) Ltd v Laird, the EAT upholds an industrial tribunal's decision that the dismissal of an employee, who concealed outside business interests which breached his contract of employment, was unfair primarily because his employer did not sufficiently investigate the circumstances to establish the extent of any competition involved.