Can someone help me with this law questionWatch
Harold has worked as a painter and decorator for Happy Paint for 9 years. He won employee of the year award 4 times and considered as a valuable employee of the company. However, 10 days ago, he was involved in a fight with another employee (Michael) whom he thought was having an affair with his wife. This fight led to both employees being issued with a warning from the manager. Harold’s wife later left him for Michael. This left Harold feeling depressed and he started turning up late for work and when he does, he seems distracted. Last week, he missed a contract deadline causing the company a major financial loss. He was left a message on his phone by his manager, saying that as a result of missed deadline and his absence from work, his contract has been terminated immediately and he should not report to work again
I know that this is to do with unfair dismissal/ dismissal. But would Harold have case. I dont think he would?
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While I did not study employment law, you will have been taught the criteria for unfair dismissal. I suggest you use that structure and work your way through to determine whether or not Harold has a case for unfair dismissal.