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Unfair dismissal: Refusal to postpone disciplinary hearing when chosen companion unavailable

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    Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith [2018] IRLR 1104 EAT (0 other reports)

Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith [2018] IRLR 1104 EAT

unfair dismissal | disciplinary hearing postponements | availability of companion

In Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employer's refusal to postpone a disciplinary hearing for two weeks to allow the employee's union official to accompany her made her dismissal unfair.