Appiah v Compass Group UK & Ireland Ltd

Employment – Unfair dismissal. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (the EAT) dismissed the employee's appeal against the employment tribunal's dismissal of her unfair dismissal claim. It held that the employment judge had been correct in finding that the employer's appeal officer had investigated and considered a final written warning, a finding which the employee had argued was perverse. The EAT held that it was part of an employment judge's task, under s 98(4) of the Employment Rights Act 1996, to consider the substance of what had happened throughout the dismissal process, including the internal appeal, and to consider whether the process overall had been fair by the standards of s 98(4) of the Act.

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