GFTU Emplaw Emplaw Emplaw

Coventry University v Mian [2014] EWCA Civ 1275: Contracts of Employment

No breach of contract in holding disciplinary hearing for employee in relation to provision of false reference

The Court of Appeal’s decision in Coventry University v Mian illustrates both the need for employees to exercise the greatest caution when providing references for colleagues and for employers to undergo meticulous disciplinary procedures.

Dr Mian, a senior lecturer at Coventry University (‘Coventry’), provided a reference for a colleague, Dr Javed, at his request. The pro vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich, Dr Javed’s new employer, contacted Coventry to express his concern about the disconnect between the reference and Dr Javed’s performance. 

The full content of this page is available to subscribers only. Please purchase a subscription if you feel this content will be of use to you.

Login or subscribe (includes subscription information) to access the full content of this page.