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Jones v Collegiate Academy Trust - Tribunal was entitled to find there was no unfair constructive dismissal [2010] EAT

The EAT confirms, in upholding the tribunal's dismissal of a constructive dismissal claim, that (i) its job is not to go through the tribunal's reasoning "with a fine toothcomb" and that (ii) the test of whether the conduct complained of is “calculated or likely to destroy or seriously damage the employment relationship” is an objective one.

Miss Jones worked for The Collegiate Academy Trust (the “School”) as a music teacher from July 2007. She had a depressive illness but, despite informing the Occupational Health Agency of this, she did not inform the School. The School had pupil discipline problems and introduced a new discipline procedure in January 2008.

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