Ashraf v Metropolitan Police Authority - Comparators must be "truly similar" for dismissal to be unfair on grounds of inconsistency of treatment  EAT
Mr Ashraf was an administrative officer with the Metropolitan Police Service. The Met dismissed him after he accepted a caution for assault on his wife, on the grounds that this amounted to gross misconduct. Mr Ashraf claimed unfair dismissal, arguing that a police community support officer (CSO) had not been dismissed despite a similar offence, and so there had been inconsistency of treatment. An employment tribunal dismissed his claim, and Mr Ashraf appealed.