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Unfair dismissal: Continuation of hearing in employees' absence was reasonable

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Key points

In Centre West London Buses Ltd v (1) Balogun and (2) Ambali UKEAT/0067/05/DM & UKEAT/0307/05/DM, the EAT holds:

  • The tribunal erred in making findings of unfair dismissal because the employees had chosen to absent themselves from a disciplinary hearing on the unreasonable advice of their trade union representative. A reasonable employer was entitled to proceed without them.