Donnelly, McHarg, Murray v Charnos Plc: EAT 27 Sep 2001

The employees appealed the loss of their case for unfair dismissal. They asserted that the investigation made before the decision to dismiss was made, was inadequate. The EAT was concerned at the apparent weakness of the employer’s investigation, but the real problem was that the tribunal had failed properly to address in its decision the issue of the fairness. No employer could reasonably have acted in this way, and the appeal succeeded.
EAT Unfair Dismissal – Reason for Dismissal


The Honourable Lord Johnston




Employment Rights Act 1996 98(4)


England and Wales


CitedBritish Home Stores Ltd v Burchell EAT 1978
B had been dismissed for allegedly being involved with a number of other employees in acts of dishonesty relating to staff purchases. She had denied the abuse. The tribunal had found the dismissal unfair in the methods used to decide to dismiss her. . .
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Updated: 05 July 2022; Ref: scu.168337