15. W Brooks & Son v Skinner

In a special yuletide edition we talk about W Brooks & Son v Skinner [1984] IRLR 379. It’s not exactly a classic – but it is about dismissing someone who got drunk at a Christmas party – and in December we all know that employment law is mainly about Christmas parties.


Actually this is quite a nice case that has something to say about zero tolerance policies – which links in to the very recent case of Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd v Spoor– so it’s not just gratuitous attempt to link employment law to Christmas.

But it is partly that.

Happy Christmas everyone.



About Darren Newman

Employment law consultant, trainer, writer and anorak
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