SOS Kinderdorf International and Others v Ebrima B Bittaye: PC 20 May 1996

(The Gambia) The employee received benefits, including accommodation, over and above his salary. When the company ended his contract, they cut off his electricity and water supply. After dismissal the company discovered misconduct by the appellant. They argued on appeal that should operate to reduce the award of damages. On appeal, the employee’s actions were found a breach of trust, and damages were reduced. No punitive award was appropriate.
Lord Keith of Kinkel, Lord Griffiths, Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Steyn
Gazette 26-Jun-1996, [1996] UKPC 11, [1996] 1 WLR 987
England and Wales

Updated: 20 October 2021; Ref: scu.159169