E-Freight Ltd v Long: EAT 17 Jun 2009

EAT UNFAIR DISMISSAL: Reasonableness of dismissal
The Respondent below employed the Claimant to run its transport business. The business lost its most valuable customer but the Claimant concealed the loss from the directors. Because of the concealment he was dismissed. The Employment Tribunal took the view that it would have conducted further inquiries and that the penalty of dismissal was outside the range of reasonable responses.
Held: despite its reference to the appropriate authorities the Tribunal had entered the arena and substituted its own view for that of the employer. Appeal allowed. Claim for unfair dismissal dismissed.


[2009] UKEAT 0010 – 09 – 1706




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