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Unfair dismissal of NHS worker who pleaded guilty to minor offences

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    Towart v Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust ET/2505486/2010 (0 other reports)

Towart v Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust ET/2505486/2010

unfair dismissal | criminal conviction | possession of illegal substance | firearms offence

The NHS trust in this case unfairly treated two relatively minor criminal convictions as an adequate reason to dismiss a worker, in a case that is a cautionary tale for employers that treat a criminal conviction as an automatic reason for dismissal.