Balogun v South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Employment – Unfair dismissal. The employee was dismissed for gross misconduct for slapping a patient. The employment tribunal (the tribunal) found that the employee had been unfairly dismissed and that there should be no Polkey deduction. The Employment Appeal Tribunal, in allowing the employer's appeal, held that, applying settled law to the facts, the tribunal had erred in law and its decision could not stand.

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