Sacked for refusing to work = Unfair Dismissal

A cautionary tale from the Daily Record - Richard Cassie v William Convery & Sons Ltd. The Claimant (a single parent) refused to work late when there was no one to look after his kids. His employers treated this as a resignation. In fact it was automatically unfair dismissal as the Claimant was exercising the right to take time off to deal with family emergencies. He would have won even if he had had just one day's service with the Company. The cost to the employer £3810 in cash and lots more in bad publicity.

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