Posted by Gemma Ospedale, Partner
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Unproven allegation renders dismissal unfair
In Z v A the EAT has upheld an Employment Tribunal decision that it was unfair to dismiss a school caretaker on the basis that he had in the past sexually abused a child, where there was no evidence to support this allegation. It was held that there was no substantial reason to justify the dismissal of a person holding the position that he held and the school had not established a fair reason for dismissal.
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