Wood v Coverage Care Ltd [1996] IRLR 264 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Ex-offenders: "Spent" convictions precluded employee's appointment

    Date:
    15 August 1996

    In Wood v Coverage Care Ltd the EAT upholds an industrial tribunal's decision that an employee made redundant from her position as deputy head of a residential care home for the elderly was fairly dismissed after her employer took into account her "spent" convictions for theft and fraud in deciding that she was not a suitable candidate for alternative administrative posts at the home.