First E-Cigarette Tribunal Case Highlights A New Employment Issue For Employers Businesses Urged To Review Smoking At Work Policy But Also Consider Health Of Employees 11.02.2015 David Shirt, Press Officer | 0161 838 3094 Businesses are being advised to review their smoking at work policies following the first employment tribunal case in the UK involving the use of e-cigarettes. The case of Insley v Accent Catering focuses on a school catering assistant who was seen using an e-cigarette on school premises in front of pupils. The headteacher reported the incident, as smoking was not allowed on school premises, but before a disciplinary hearing, the employee resigned claiming that she had been constructively dismissed by her employer. The claim was dismissed by the employment tribunal but it indicated that if the school had attempted to dismiss her on the grounds of gross misconduct, they would have risked an unfair dismissal claim as their smoking policy did not stipulate that that use of e-cigarettes was prohibited. Press contact David Shirt BLS PR Manager 0161 838 3094 Email David Tags Employment Christopher Tutton Related articles 20.02.2017Financial Conduct Authority And Prudential Regulation Authority Publish Decision Making Changes 15.02.2017Cocoon Aims To Secure £2.5m For Latest Expansion Drive 14.02.2017Serious Fraud Office - The Big Funding Debate 14.02.2017Inflation Rises As UK Feels Effect Of Weak Pound Post-Brexit Vote 10.02.2017Today's Court Of Appeal Ruling To Have Impact on Uber And Other Firms In 'The Gig Economy'