A ‘Bum Deal’ for Huddersfield Giants

Harlequins RL v Huddersfield Giants
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 By Andrew MacDonald

An indemnity costs award made against Huddersfield Giants by Leeds High Court on 21 August 2013, following a successful claim before the same court the previous month by the Club's former prop, Keith Mason, is a salutary lesson to employers contemplating a gross misconduct dismissal – and in particular how to conduct internal disciplinary proceedings and associated litigation.

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Andrew MacDonald

Andrew MacDonald

Andrew is a Senior Solicitor in the Employment Team at Mills & Reeve LLP. Much of Andrew’s work focuses on the sports sector. He advises professional football clubs, players and agents on contractual and employment matters, including players’ contracts and disciplinary proceedings.

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