John-Lewis v PJH Group Ltd: EAT 12 Jul 2013

EAT Unfair Dismissal : Procedural Fairness/Automatically Unfair Dismissal – The Claimant was summarily dismissed either by letter or face-to-face for unauthorised absence with no hearing of any sort being offered or held. The Tribunal nevertheless found the dismissal fair on the basis that he was offered an appeal which (they also found) would not have been ‘meaningful’ or led to re-instatement because the depot where he worked was closed in the meantime. That conclusion was clearly erroneous.

Shanks J
[2013] UKEAT 0079 – 13 – 1207
England and Wales


Updated: 20 November 2021; Ref: scu.515398