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Discipline: Private sector employee had no right to legal representation at disciplinary hearing

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In R (on the application of Kirk) v Middlesbrough Council and another [2010] IRLR 699 HC, the High Court held that a social worker accused of withholding information about a child protection investigation, of which she was the subject, from her private sector employer was not entitled to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing.

Key points

  • A social worker employed by a private body did not have the right to a judicial review of the decision to take disciplinary proceedings against her.