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EAT clarifies that misconduct encompasses serious neglect, omission or carelessness

In Burdis v Dorset County Council, Burdis (B) was dismissed for misconduct relating to significant failings in the financial management of his department. The ET found the dismissal for misconduct to be fair, rejecting B’s argument he had been held accountable for events that were not the result of misconduct on his part.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 11 January 2019