Benveniste v Kingston University EAT - confusion of consequences of wrongful dismissal and unfair dismissal
This case was heard in August 2008 but the decision is dated 18th May 2009.
Dr Benveniste was a mathematics lecturer employed by Kingston University. She was summarily dismissed for misconduct in 2004 and a series of court and tribunal proceedings followed. This case is (probably) the last in the series.
The case resulted from bad drafting of the dismissal letter sent by the Vice Chancellor of the University to Dr Benveniste. It said: