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"Knob Head" dismissal appeal ruling sets new precedent

"Knob Head" dismissal appeal ruling sets new precedent

Posted on 22nd August 2018

Having worked for her employer for 20 years, Mrs Smith was dismissed for gross misconduct after sending a series of emails to a trading partner company in which she referred to a colleague as a “knob” and a “knob head”. 

Workers unfairly dismissed for using company vehicles for private purposes

Workers unfairly dismissed for using company vehicles for private purposes

Posted on 15th August 2018

Fortem Solutions provide property repairs for Birmingham City Council, their repairmen were provided with vans to support their work.  The company’s vehicle and driver policy stated that vans were only provided for work duties and must not “under any circumstances be used for private purposes other than for ordinary commuting. Unauthorised use of a company vehicle is deemed to be gross misconduct and may result in dismissal.”