Severn v Ponteland Club & Institute Ltd EAT/411/92

Reports relating to this case:

  • Some other substantial reason: Wife fairly dismissed when husband unfairly dismissed

    Date:
    1 November 1994

    Even though a club steward was unfairly dismissed, the dismissal of his wife at the same time was fair because the couple had been employed on a "joint" contract, and it was impracticable for her to continue in employment. The EAT upholds this decision of the industrial tribunal in Severn v Ponteland Club & Institute Ltd, but affirms that there is no general rule that dismissal in similar circumstances will always be fair.