Gary Raleigh v Aura Sport & Leisure Management Limited
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Health & Safety
This case concerned the alleged unfair dismissal of a pool lifeguard. The dismissal was on the basis that the claimant left the pool deck contrary to the pool's safety policy. However, the Tribunal held that the documentation provided by the employers, which addressed staffing levels etc, was confusing and the claimant had no reason to believe he was breaching recommended ratio levels. Similarly, the Tribunal found that there was no evidence of gross misconduct on the claimant's part:
"Aside from the procedural irregularities in the conduct of the matter by the respondent, and in particular
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