Tag Archives: EAT

Bullying Managers must be told their behaviour is unacceptable AND that it could lead to dismissal

The EAT recently reiterated the importance of a well worded warning in JJ Food Service Limited v Kefil, providing a clear and rather depressing reminder of the importance of not taking for granted the knowledge of management in disciplinary proceedings. Mr Kefil was described as overly authoritarian manager who relied on bullying and intimidating behaviour.  … Continue Reading

Upholding grievances – kill or cure?

If you make some horrible error in your treatment of an employee, how far can your addressing it swiftly prevent it becoming a constructive dismissal claim?   Two quite similar stories in the law reports shed some light on this.  In 2010 the Court of Appeal concluded in Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation –v- Buckland that … Continue Reading