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Constructive dismissal: Council was liable for abusive acts of councillor at workplace

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    Moores v Bude-Stratton Town Council [2000] IRLR 676 EAT (0 other reports)

A council was "vicariously" liable for the actions of a "back-bench" elected councillor who behaved abusively towards a council employee on council premises during office hours, holds the EAT in Moores v Bude-Stratton Town Council 27.3.00 EAT 313/99. The councillor's conduct was capable of amounting to a breach by the council of its implied contractual obligation to the employee to provide him with a reasonable congenial working environment, and his complaint of constructive unfair dismissal should be considered on that basis.