Perkin v St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust: CA 12 Oct 2005

A senior employee had been dismissed because his manner and management style had led to a breakdown in his relationships with other members of the senior executive team. The employment tribunal had considered whether his dismissal for that reason had been unfair but had not decided whether the reason for his dismissal could be characterised as relating to his conduct or as amounting to some other substantial reason for his dismissal.
Held: It would have been better for the ET to have found into which category the reason for the employee’s dismissal had come. Wall LJ (with whose judgment the other members of the Court agreed) said that like Sedley LJ (who had considered whether permission to appeal should be given) he saw it as a case falling within ‘some other substantial reason’ rather than conduct.


Tuckey. Mance, Wall LJJ


[2005] EWCA Civ 1174, [2005] IRLR 934, [2006] ICR 617




England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedEzsias v North Glamorgan NHS Trust EAT 18-Mar-2011
EAT CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT – Disciplinary and grievance procedure
UNFAIR DISMISSAL – Reason for dismissal including substantial other reason
(1) An employee who has been dismissed because of the . .
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Updated: 04 July 2022; Ref: scu.231062