Martin & Co recently won a claim for unfair dismissal against the Royal Bank of Scotland acting for an employee who had been dismissed for allegedly having a fight with a customer on the street outside the bank.

The RBS claimed that they were satisfied that gross misconduct had taken place, but we managed to persuade the employment tribunal in Manchester that the allegation had been insufficiently investigated, and if it had been properly investigated, no reasonable employer would have found the allegations to be substantiated.

The employment tribunal were very critical of the RBS despite the fact that their lawyers had said that they were very confident of their case.

Our client recovered a five figure sum of compensation and the decision has enabled him to get his life back on track.

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