The State Hospitals Board for Scotland v Hughes - Tribunal failing to apply the "range of reasonable responses test" and instead substituting its own view of what was fair  EAT
Mr Hughes worked for the State Hospitals Board which runs the only high security hospital in Scotland. While he was on holiday someone circulated copies of a document he had written to members of staff in his department who were criticised in the document. The Manager told the staff that on his returning from leave he would not come back to that department. On his return he was suspended and after appropriate disciplinary was dismissed. He won an unfair dismissal claim at the Glasgow employment tribunal and the Hopsitals Board appealed.