Ali v Sovereign Buses (London) Ltd - Human Rights and unfair dismissal [2006] EAT

Mr Ali, a bus driver, was accused of setting fire to a £60,000 bus, totally destroying it. He was dismissed following a disciplinary appeal hearing. At the hearing, on solicitor's advice, he refused to say anything on the basis that criminal proceedings had not been concluded, and his right to a fair trial, guaranteed by European Human Rights Convention art 6, could be prejudiced if he spoke (he was eventually found not guilty of arson).

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