Ramphal v Department For Transport [2015] UKEAT 0352_14_0409

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    [2015] UKEAT 0352_14_0409
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal;; Procedural fairness; automatically unfair dismissal

In this Employment Appeal Tribunal case from GB the Claimant was employed by the Respondent as an Aviation Security Compliance Inspector and the Respondent launched an investigation into possible misconduct by the Claimant in relation to his expenses and use of hire cars. An inexperienced manager, Mr Goodchild, was appointed to investigate and discipline, if necessary. He took a lot of advice from the HR department, as you might expect an inexperienced manager to do.

However, the advice was not confined to procedural and similar matters but bled into areas concerning culpability and credibility. Mr Goodchild was initially disposed to believe that the claimant had made mistakes, rather than

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This article is correct at 09/11/2015

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