Employment law cases

Laws Stores Ltd v Oliphant [1978] IRLR 251 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Unfair dismissal: Dismissal for gross misconduct under company rules may not be fair

    25 October 1978

    Generally, dismissal of an employee for a single act of misconduct where the offence in question is specified as one that will result in dismissal under the company's disciplinary rules and procedure, is likely to result in a finding of fair dismissal. But, as Laws Stores Ltd v Oliphant shows, this will not always be so.