You are the judge - swearing manager

 

This is the first in our new series of situational assessments, called 'You are the judge'. We take everyday situations which have a legal aspect to them, and ask you to work out what you think the result will be in the eyes of the law.

What do you think of this unfair dismissal situation?

 

A manager in a small company had a bad day and swore at one of their employees. The employee decided to leave work early, rather than continue to be sworn at. When the employee came back into work the next day, they were told to clear out their desk and leave.

They had been with the company for 13 months and never had a problem before. They want to claim for unfair dismissal, but the company is backing its manager and says they were within their rights to terminate the contract. Who is in the right in the eyes of the law?

 

Post your comments below, and next Friday we will post the answer.

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