Even though a club steward was unfairly dismissed, the dismissal of his wife at the same time was fair because the couple had been employed on a "joint" contract, and it was impracticable for her to continue in employment. The EAT upholds this decision of the industrial tribunal in Severn v Ponteland Club & Institute Ltd, but affirms that there is no general rule that dismissal in similar circumstances will always be fair.
XpertHR is part of the LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Group portfolio of brands.
The materials and information included in the XpertHR service are provided for reference purposes only. They are not intended either as a substitute for professional advice or judgment or to provide legal or other advice with respect to particular circumstances. Use of the service is subject to our terms and conditions.
Copyright © 2021 LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group
© 2021 LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group.