Tag Archives: gross misconduct

UK sewer worker kicks up stink over health and safety dismissal

In Newbound –v- Thames Water the Court of Appeal has recently upheld the ruling of the Employment Tribunal that Mr Newbound had been unfairly dismissed for gross misconduct despite his breaching company health and safety rules. The case highlights the difficulties faced by employers trying to enforce compliance with new health and safety procedures, but … Continue Reading

Stupid reasons for dismissal

Making a number of appearances in the press recently is the sad story of a trainee at US law firm Shearman & Sterling.  He was part of a group of four City workers (two lawyers and two brokers) whose emailed list of “rules” for a lads’ holiday in Dubai went viral, ending up as national … Continue Reading