(PRWEB UK) 14 April 2014
This case has caught the attention of Telegraph readers in a recent article on 3rd March 2014 Banker unfairly sacked over claims he was moonlighting for heavyweight champion, as it involved the prominent boxer David Haye. Employers accused former Lloyd’s banker Kamran Naqvi of moonlighting for the champion boxer, as they believed he was living a superstar lifestyle that was beyond his salary. The Telegraph article detailed Kamran Naqvi’s lavish expenses over the period in question including travelling by private plane, ringside seats in Las Vegas and other prestigious boxing venues around the world, exotic cars and a penthouse in the highly sought-after district of Chelsea. Employers were suspicious how Kamran Naqvi could afford this lavish lifestyle on his salary of £65,000 per annum.
The Telegraph article revealed that investigators for the employer had discovered several transfers from David Hayes to Kamran Naqvi’s account. This evidence was provided at the tribunal, including a number of email correspondence between the two, in which it was shown Naqvi had referred to himself as the former heavyweight champion’s ‘Business Manager’. As a result of the bank’s investigations Kamran Naqvi was sacked from his post under the conditions of ‘gross misconduct’.
However after reviewing all the evidence, the Central London Employment Tribunal ruled that Kamran Naqvi had been dismissed unfairly. The Telegraph article mentions that although the evidence showed Kamran Naqvi to be ‘central’ to Mr Hayes inner circle at the time, he had not been given time to fully explain himself to employers. The tribunal also found that the investigation by the employers had been ‘inadequate’.
London Private Detectives (http://london-privatedetectives.co.uk) recommends that any employer considering dismissing an employee under the conditions of gross misconduct gets expert help. It can clearly be seen from the Telegraph article regarding Mr Naqvi that a poorly managed investigation into gross misconduct can be costly in the long term. Expert private investigators can provide comprehensive investigations into allegations of misconduct, and provide valuable evidence so that employers can make informed decisions.
Chief Investigator at Christine Alexander highly recommends that employers get expert help with investigating employees. Claims of unfair dismissal cost UK businesses thousands of pounds every year in the UK. In too many cases the employers did have a valid reason for dismissal, but because they had not carried out the process in a fair and open manner the tribunal ruled in favour of unfair dismissal. Christine goes on to say that “Private investigators can bring a wealth of experience to the table. We have the knowledge and skills employers need to carry out fair and thorough investigations and really get to the truth of the matter.”
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