Martin Crick, legal officer at the Disability Rights Commission, considers the recent Court of Appeal judgment in Taylor v OCS Group Ltd.
In Centre West London Buses Ltd v (1) Balogun and (2) Ambali, the EAT holds that the employment 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.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering unfair dismissal.
In OCS Group Ltd v Taylor, the EAT holds that the employment tribunal was correct to find that a profoundly deaf employee, unable to participate fully in his disciplinary hearing or defend himself against allegations of misconduct, had been unfairly dismissed.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to disciplinary hearings.