Brudett v Aviva Employment Services Ltd

Employment – Unfair dismissal. The employee had committed assaults in the workplace because of his paranoid schizophrenic illness. The employment tribunal found that the employer had dismissed him because of him having committed acts of gross misconduct and that it had had reasonable grounds for its belief in that regard. The Employment Appeal Tribunal, in allowing the employee's appeal, held that the tribunal's apparent failure to consider whether there had been mitigating circumstances had made its decision unsafe.

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