Fair dismissal of warehouse cleaner accused of consuming stolen 39p yogurt in toilet
Kaczor v Booker Ltd ET/3304520/11 (0 other reports)
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.
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.