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Listen to Season 5 of Employment Lawyer in Your Pocket!

Posted: 19th September 2019

Listen to Season 5 Episode 1 now

Employment Lawyer in Your Pocket returns with their new season of podcasts – “listen and learn”. The #ELiYP team tell a story, week by week, about a situation which the team has encountered. The team then discuss the law relating to that situation. One story told week by week.

In Season 5 Episode 1, Blackadders LLP Partner Simon Allison and Director Jack Boyle discuss Bruce. Bruce is a scientist. He has been employed for 19 years. Clean disciplinary record. His job involves dispensing drugs for his employer. One day, Bruce makes an error and mistakenly mixes up the drug dosages. Fortunately, Bruce’s employer picks up this mistake and the pills are not sent out. However, Bruce’s employer is angry that this mistake has been made. So the legal question is, can the employer discipline – and even dismiss – Bruce for this?

Find out the legal basis for fairly dismissing on the basis of gross negligence. Simon and Jack discuss a recent case which they were involved in where an employer dismissed an employee for gross negligence. And see if you can guess the identity of the trainee who is mentioned in this podcast….

The Blackadders Employment Team
Winners of the Scottish Legal Awards 2019 ‘Employment Team of the Year’ Award and finalists of the ‘Legal Technology Award’.
Simon Allison -Winner of the ‘Lawyer of the Year Award’ at the 2018 
Scottish Legal Awards

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