Lecturer made redundant amid role confusion wins £55,000

Partner in our Employment Team, Keely Rushmore comments in People Management regarding a case involving a teacher who after being told she'd be Head of Teaching when she came to the UK from Australia, was instead made Senior Lecturer, but was disappointed by the change. She was alleged to have discussed confidential matters with others and failed to make deadlines.

She comments that that the decision “reinforces the need for employers to be able to clearly explain, by reference to contemporaneous documents, how and why an alleged redundancy situation arose, and to follow a full and proper procedure that demonstrates genuine efforts to avoid dismissal”.

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