Notebook


Case studies
 

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Elizabeth McPhail

Liz was falsely, and deliberately accused of gross misconduct and stealing from her employer. She raised a grievance which was not upheld and was eventually dismissed. The Employment Tribunal upheld her unfair dismissal complaint.

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Ricky, Terry and another colleague, Jim were accused of theft and smoking on the premises. Their employer did not carry out a proper investigation, and Ricky and Terry's claims were upheld by the Employment Tribunal.

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Erica Makan

Erica made protected disclosures about the treatment of residents in her care. Following this, she was subjected to a witch-hunt and persecuted for making the disclosures. The Employment Tribunal upheld that she had made a "qualifying disclosure."

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Erica Makan

Erica's fitness to practice was called into question by her employer in a tit-for-tat response to her protected disclosure claim succeeding at the Employment Tribunal. The NMC held that Erica's fitness to practice was not impaired.

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Laura McConnachie

Laura was dismissed by her employer after allegedly failing to deliver a "test letter." The employer's investigation into the matter was wholly inadequate, and the Employment Tribunal held that her dismissal was unfair.

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Robert McColl

Robert was accused of gross misconduct and dismissed. The employer's investigation into the allegations against Robert was flawed, and the Employment Tribunal held that he had been unfairly dismissed.

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Elaine McSorley

Elaine was falsely accused of abusing children in her care by two of her colleagues who for reasons best known to themselves, had taken a dislike to her. Her fitness to practice was called into question, but the SSSC held that she was fit to practice.