Claim for unfair dismissal fails

UK“A professor who resigned after managers overruled his marking was not unfairly dismissed, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled. Paul Buckland, professor of archaeology at the University of Bournemouth, failed 14 out of 16 candidates who resat an examination in 2006. His marks were approved by Bournemouth’s examination board, but the papers were later revisited and the number of failures reduced. Brian Astin, the chair of the board of examiners, approved the higher marks without consulting Professor Buckland …” (more)

[Melanie Newman, Times Higher Education, 21 May]

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