Davies v London Borough of Haringey

Education – Teacher. The claimant was employed by the defendant local authority as a teacher at a school before being released from teaching activities to carry out trade union activities. The authority suspended the claimant. The claimant issued proceedings, claiming that the school had exclusive power to suspend her. The Queen's Bench Division, in dismissing the claim, held that the claimant's contract of employment with the authority had been varied. Accordingly, the claimant fell within the scope of the authority's procedure, as she was within the category of all permanent authority employees and had not fallen within the exceptions which related to staff working in schools.

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