Examples of cases where employment tribunals have found that employers had proper grounds for dismissal on account of an employee’s criminal conduct outside of work include the following.

  • A security officer in a shopping centre who liaised with police as part of his duties was dismissed after an assault on a police officer. The tribunal agreed that such conduct was inconsistent with his employment. Payne v English Property Corporation Ltd (COIT 900/216)

  • A supervisor who assaulted a subordinate at a company function was fairly dismissed. The employer’s decision was influenced by the supervisor’s seniority and status. Riley’s Potato Crisps Ltd v Warden (EAT/761/81)

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