Parr v Whitbread plc t/a Threshers Wine Merchants [1990] IRLR 39 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Misconduct: Group dismissals deemed fair

    Date:
    6 July 1990

    If an employer cannot determine which individual(s), out of a group of possible culprits, are guilty of dishonesty, it may decide to dismiss them all. In Parr v Whitbread plc t/a Threshers Wine Merchants, the EAT holds that such dismissals may be fair, as long as certain criteria are met.