The Employment Appeal Tribunal has found that an employer who had dismissed an employee for gross misconduct was not required to follow the decision of an independent panel, who had heard the employee's appeal and overturned the employer's decision to dismiss.
The employer's investigation had been reasonable, there were no terms that said the employer would implement the decision of the panel, nor that the panel would make the final decision.
(Kisoka v Ratnpinyotip (t/a Rydevale Day Nursery) UKEAT/0311/13.)
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