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Unfair dismissal: Dismissed employee's imprisonment did not frustrate contract, but was contributory conduct

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In Prior v City Plumbing Supplies Ltd EAT/0535/11, the EAT upheld the tribunal’s decision that an employee who was unfairly dismissed when his employer erroneously believed that his imprisonment had frustrated the contract of employment had contributed to his dismissal.

Key points

  • The EAT refused to interfere with the tribunal’s finding that the employee contributed to his dismissal to the extent of two-thirds.