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Rustamova v The Governors Of Calder High School - Procedure for majority judgements [2010] EAT

A majority judgment by lay members was not Meek compliant and supplemental reasons were not then signed by the dissenting Employment Judge.

Ms Rustamova made this appeal against a judgment in favour of The Governors of Calder High School that she had been fairly summarily dismissed as a result of causing a questionable book to be published when working as an English Teacher.

That judgment was made by the majority of the panel at Employment Tribunal but the Employment Judge dissented. On appeal the first EAT hearing found that the reasons given at Employment Tribunal, and written up by the Employment Judge, were not Meek compliant because there was insufficient analysis of certain charges against Ms Rustamova and there did not appear to have been consideration of the School’s reasons for concluding summary dismissal was a correct sanction. A perversity challenge was rejected.

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