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Fair dismissal of warehouse cleaner accused of consuming stolen 39p yogurt in toilet

Kaczor v Booker Ltd ET/3304520/11

unfair dismissal | disciplinary investigation | evidence | severity of sanction

A harsh dismissal is not necessarily an unfair dismissal, as the claimant in this case found out.

Practical tips

Employers are entitled to take a strict approach to the theft of stock and it will usually be reasonable to dismiss an employee who has stolen an item that has a very low value, even if this seems harsh to an outside party.