Siddons & Aitken v Tontine Hotel - internal appeal cured procedural unfairness in dismissal

An internal appeal process, correctly and fairly followed, is capable of curing earlier procedural defects in a dismissal: the tribunal must remember to always look at the whole of the dismissal process, and not just the initial decision to dismiss.

The Head Chef and a kitchen porter at the Tontine Hotel were dismissed for gross misconduct: they took drinks from the hotel bar without paying for them.

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