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Dismissal for relationship breakdown not unfair despite lack of meetings or appeal (Gallacher v Abellio Scotrail)

Published on: 17 August 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Dismissal for relationship breakdown not unfair despite lack of meetings or appeal (Gallacher v Abellio Scotrail)
  • What are the practical implications of this judgment?
  • What is the relevant background?
  • Background law
  • Background facts
  • The decision of the employment tribunal
  • What did the EAT decide?
  • Case details

Article summary

Employment analysis: In rare cases, such as where there is an irretrievable breakdown of the relationship between the claimant and her manager, and the facts show that there would have been nothing useful to be gained in holding formal meeting(s) or an appeal before deciding to dismiss, a dismissal may be found to have been not unfair despite the fact that the employer undertook no formal procedure, according to the EAT. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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