Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 44 (Apr)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Cox J, Mr D Bleiman and Mrs R Chapman

Representation Lorna Findlay (instructed by Royal College of Nursing Legal Services) for the appellant.
  Damian Brown (instructed by Mills & Reeve, Birmingham) for the respondents.
Judgment Dates: 5 April 2006


Unfair dismissal - Determination whether dismissal fair or unfair - Dismissal for misconduct - Reasonable investigation - Claimant nurse dismissed for gross misconduct - Whether employer carrying out reasonable investigation.

The Case

On the evidence there was no error in the employment tribunal's approach to the reasonableness of the respondents' investigation or in their conclusion that there were reasonable grounds for the respondents' belief that the claimant was the perpetrator of the gross misconduct alleged.

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