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Employer wins in tactical game of summary dismissal

A favourable decision for an employer who dismissed an employee for an act of gross misconduct, even though it happened over five years ago.

In Williams v Leeds United Football Club the High Court has found that LUFC were entitled to summarily dismiss Gwyn Williams, a technical director of LUFC, for sending an email containing obscene and pornographic images. This is despite the fact that the email was sent over five years previously and that LUFC were looking for a reason to dismiss the employee for gross misconduct.

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