In Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  IRLR 702 CA, the Court of Appeal held that breach of the express terms of a disciplinary procedure gave the employee the right to sue for damages, and that such damages were not, in principle, limited to either the notice period or the time that it would have taken for the procedure to have been conducted properly.
The Court of Appeal has held that the decision in Johnson v Unisys Ltd  IRLR 279 HL did not preclude the claimant from recovering damages based on a breach of contractual disciplinary proceedings.
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