Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 82 (May)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Lindsay J, Mr J Crosby and Mr S Springer

Representation The employee appeared in person.
  The employer appeared by its representative.
Judgment Dates: 23 January 2002


Unfair dismissal - Determination whether dismissal fair or unfair - Appeal - Employment tribunal finding employee fairly dismissed - Whether tribunal erring in law - s 98(2).

The Case

Reasonableness was really a matter of fact and degree. How a reasonable employer would react, or what a reasonable employer could believe in particular circumstances, was best left, within broad parameters, to the employment tribunal. In the circumstances, it appeared to the Employment Appeal Tribunal that the tribunal's finding of 'culpability' was within s98(2) of the as the ground could not be faulted in law.

Practice Areas

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