Rochford v WNS Global Services (UK) Ltd and others

Employment – Wrongful dismissal. An employer's discriminatory treatment of an employee had not been such as to permit the employee to refuse to work. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the employee's appeal, held that the Employment Tribunal had been correct to dismiss the employee's wrongful dismissal claim in circumstances where in his return to work from an extended period of illness the employee refused to work unless his previous role was established in full. In the circumstances of the case, the employee had been guilty of gross misconduct.

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