Harlington Hospice Association v Mitchell - Tribunal must not simply adopt employer's conclusion, but must satisfy itself that conduct amounts to "gross misconduct"  EAT
Harligton Hospice dismissed Miss Mitchell for calling her managers liars in front of colleagues and clients. An employment tribunal found the dismissal unfair due to numerous procedural shortcomings. However, it dismissed a claim for wrongful dismissal since it found that Miss Mitchell's actions were gross misconduct, and that summary dismissal was within the range of reasonable responses. Both parties appealed - Harlington against the outcome and Miss Mitchell against the finding of gross misconduct.