Hachette Filipacchi UK Ltd v G Johnson: EAT 14 Dec 2005

EAT Unfair Dismissal – Reasonableness of dismissal. Unfair Dismissal and Redundancy
In paragraph 22 of its Reasons the Tribunal appears to have decided that the employer was required to give the employee ‘first refusal’ to return to a particular job when she was redundant. If so, no adequate process of reasoning as to how the ‘reasonable responses’ test applied and why this result was reached.


His Honour Judge Richardson


UKEAT/0452/05, [2005] UKEAT 0452 – 05 – 1412


Bailii, EAT


England and Wales


CitedJ Sainsbury Ltd v Hitt; Orse Sainsburys Supermarkets Limited v Hitt CA 18-Oct-2002
Reasobaleness of Investigation Judged Objectively
The employer appealed against a decision that it had unfairly dismissed the respondent. The majority of the Employment Tribunal had decided that the employers had not carried out a reasonable investigation into the employee’s alleged misconduct . .
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Updated: 04 July 2022; Ref: scu.237657