The Importance of Proportionate Decision MakingPosted in : Eversheds HR Speed Brief on 7 November 2014
Recent Case Law on Deciding on Appropriate Sanctions for Employees
Two recent cases have highlighted the importance of fair procedures and proportionality in dealing with employee discipline, particularly in making the decision as to whether to dismiss an employee. They also highlight how other considerations may come into play in this regard, for example issues around health and safety.
In this regard, we are often asked by employers if it is possible to dismiss an employee for a first offence when the offence is contrary to company policy. This often arises in circumstances where the employee admits the wrongdoing.
Meade v Adelphi Carlton Limited T/A Cineworld Cinemas
In this case, the
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