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UNFAIR DISMISSAL : SOSR terminations require a proper procedure

01 May 2015  

Helen Cookson analyses a recent EAT case concerning dismissal for misuse of public funds

With the general election campaigns in full swing, politicians’ accountability over public funds and spending is a particularly pertinent issue. Local authorities and schools must spend public money in the most efficient way and, significantly, not be seen to be wasting funds. The question raised in Anderson v Chesterfield High School [2015] was whether a local authority was entitled to dismiss an elected executive mayor who was in paid employment at a state school despite providing no services to that school. The local authority argued that:

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Anderson v Chesterfield High School [2015] UKEAT/0206/14

    Polkey v A E Dayton Services Ltd [1987] UKHL 8