The Department for Transport was established in 2002, Since then it has responded to 21 cases brought to the Civil Service Appeal Board.
12 cases were on grounds of gross misconduct, two for breach of ICT policy, two for bringing the agency/department into disrepute, four for other individual reasons and one for which the information is not currently available.
Six appeals were upheld (29 per cent.), five on the grounds of unfair dismissal and one for a minor procedural error by the Department. The total compensation paid was £128,837.55. Only one individual was reinstated (in 2005) following an upheld appeal, as the Board concluded that there was insufficient evidence that the appellant was deliberately bringing the agency/Department into disrepute.