||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 368 (Jan)
||Employment Appeal Tribunal
Recorder Langstaff QC, Mr P R A Jacques and Mr T C Thomas
||The employee did not appear and was not represented.
||Wendy Outhwaite (instructed by Legal Department, Thales Corporate Services Ltd) for the employer.
||18 January 2002
Unfair dismissal - Misconduct - Whether employer's decision to dismiss employee reasonable - Whether tribunal applying correct test.
On the facts of the instant case, the dismissal of the employee was within the scope of that which a reasonable employer might have done in response to a positive drugs test. The tribunal's decision that the employee had been unfairly dismissed would, accordingly, be set aside and substituted with a finding that the employee's dismissal had not been unfair.
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