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The risks of taking previous warnings into account
Many employers will have dismissed an employee on the basis of previous warnings for misconduct under a “totting up” system. However a recent case in the Court of Appeal has indicated that to dismiss an employee if there is any cause for concern about the nature of those warnings – i.e. if there is any indication that they have been given in “bad faith” could render a subsequent dismissal to be unfair.

In this particular case The Court of Appeal indicated that an employer who took into account a warning given in bad faith would not be acting reasonably. The case was sent to be heard by a fresh tribunal to consider whether the warning was indeed given in bad faith, and the fairness of the dismissal in light of that.
Posted on 19 Nov 2016


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