- Gross negligence by a failure to act may justify dismissal without notice (News, 30 January 2017)
- Impact of this judgment
- Background law
- The facts and decision of the High Court
- The judgment of the Court of Appeal
Gross negligence may justify summary dismissal without notice. However, it ought not readily to be found that a failure to act, where there was no intentional decision to act contrary to, or undermine, the employer's policies, constitutes such a grave act of misconduct as to justify summary dismissal. Court of Appeal: Adesokan v Sainsbury’s Supermarkets.
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