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Blackadders to Host Mock Employment Tribunal Event

Posted: 5th November 2015

“Velvet’s Black Friday”

Velvet’s office Christmas party was a hoot! She enjoyed mulled wine, bucks fizz, some “traffic lights” and a few flaming sambucas. In the taxi home, she also enjoyed some Christmas cuddles with Andy.

Unfortunately Velvet was dismissed on Monday morning as a result of gross misconduct. Although Velvet explained to her employer that she had a very difficult relationship with alcohol and that Andy’s Christmas cuddles had not been unwanted, she was summarily dismissed.

• Was Velvet’s dismissal fair?
• Was Velvet’s behaviour within the course of employment?
• Is Velvet’s relationship with alcohol a disability under the Equality Act?
• Will Andy be giving her Christmas cuddles next year?…

Find out at Velvet’s employment tribunal hearing on 1 and 2 December. Employment Judge Sandy Meiklejohn presides. Simon Allison is representing Velvet. Jack Boyle is representing her employer.

This is sure to be a cracker of a case so come all ye faithful and join us.

To register for this FREE event please e-mail scott.grant@blackadders.co.uk.
December 2:
Edinburgh: Blackadders Offices (5 Rutland Square) at 12.30pm registration, 1.30pm start, 3.00pm finish.

We hope to see you there!

The Blackadders Employment Team

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