Anderson v Chesterton High School UKEAT/0206/14

School mentor’s appointment as mayor was ‘SOSR’

One of the potentially fair grounds for dismissal is ‘some other substantial reason of a kind as to justify the dismissal’ (SOSR). In Anderson v Chesterfield High School UKEAT/0206/14 the EAT held that a politician who had been employed by Sefton Borough Council at Chesterfield High School but had ceased carrying out his duties there since he was elected as Leader of Liverpool City Council, had been fairly dismissed for SOSR when he was then elected Mayor.

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