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One-off serious mistakes at work: five key cases

A mistake by a private security company during a training exercise led to a fake bomb being left in a toilet at Old Trafford, resulting in the evacuation of 75,000 fans at Manchester United's final league game of the season. Estimates put the cost of rearranging the game at £3 million. What is the legal position for employers when an employee makes a single serious mistake at work?