Reporting allegations

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By One Education
on 13 July, 2015

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Reporting Safeguarding Allegations

A cover supervisor, dismissed for failing to inform his school of an allegation of sexual assault in another post, has had his appeal for wrongful dismissal upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Employees are not under an implied duty to disclose their own misconduct or allegations of such in the absence of a clearly drafted express term in the employment contract requiring them to do so.

It is essential that schools ensure therefore that their contracts, codes of conduct and employment policies are drafted to encompass allegations of wrongdoings made outside the employment with the school and that failure to disclose will be considered for disciplinary action which could lead to dismissal.

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