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Ashraf v Metropolitan Police Authority - Comparators must be "truly similar" for dismissal to be unfair on grounds of inconsistency of treatment [2008] 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.

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