In the first Scottish appellate decision on Facebook misconduct, the EAT has held that ordinary principles of law apply. The EAT held that the employment tribunal had erred in law and substituted its own views for those of the employer.
An employment tribunal has found that an employee was unfairly dismissed for circulating to colleagues a document about proposed changes to his company's pension scheme, which he found on a shared drive.
An employment tribunal has held that an NHS trust unfairly dismissed an employee who was reported for coming to work smelling of alcohol, without further evidence that he was unfit for work.
An employment tribunal has held that the dismissal of a bus driver who was seen holding his mobile phone while exiting a bus stand, in breach of the employer's very strict and clearly communicated mobile phone rules, was fair.
An employment tribunal has held that the dismissal of a long-serving employee who was reported for using his mobile phone while driving in his own car into a workplace car park was unfair.
In Shrestha v Genesis Housing Association Ltd  IRLR 399 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an employer's investigation into an employee's inflated mileage claims was reasonable, even though it had not investigated in detail every implausible explanation offered by the employee.
A bus driver has been awarded nearly £84,000 after his employer failed to investigate his claim that traces of cocaine picked up on a mouth swab during a drug test were the result of contamination on his hands from passengers' banknotes.
The Court of Appeal has held that it was reasonable for the employer not to carry out a detailed investigation into an employee's explanations for unusually high travel expense claims as the employer had obtained sufficient evidence to decide that the employee's explanations were implausible.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that where an internal appeal is successful, the contract of employment is automatically revived with retrospective effect.
Carly Mather is a managing associate, Gerri Hurst and Lucy Sorrell are associates, Mona Jackson is a trainee solicitor and Richard Branson is a paralegal at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to dismissals for a reason relating to conduct.