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Unfair dismissal: Tribunal misapplied "range of reasonable responses test"

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    Haddon v Van den Bergh Foods Ltd [1999] IRLR 672 EAT (0 other reports)

In Haddon v Van den Bergh Foods Ltd 29.9.99 EAT 1160/98, the EAT holds that an employment tribunal impermissibly applied what amounted to "a perversity test of reasonableness" by asking itself whether no reasonable employer would have dismissed in the circumstances of the case. The tribunal also forgot to consider the case from the employee's perspective, as is required by the reference to "equity" in s.98(4) of the Employment Rights Act 1996.