Employment law cases

Iceland Frozen Foods Ltd v Jones [1982] IRLR 439 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Reasonableness: EAT reviews the test of reasonableness

    19 October 1982

    In Iceland Frozen Foods v Jones the EAT has reviewed the decisions on the test of reasonableness as required by s.57(3) of the EP(C)A. They stress the importance of considering the range of reasonable responses and warn against the test which states that a dismissal is unfair only if no sensible or reasonable employer could have arrived at that decision, as this approach could result in a misunderstanding of the law.