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Misconduct: Employee had no right to question his accuser

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    Everitt v British Telecommunications plc EAT/399/98 (0 other reports)

In Everitt v British Telecommunications plc 16.9.99 EAT 399/98, the EAT holds that an employer was entitled reasonably to conclude that an employee should be dismissed for misconduct which he admitted, without allowing him to question his line manager as to the latter's investigation. The only purpose of such questioning would have been to establish the manager's motivation rather than to dispute the adequacy of his investigation or the truth of allegations he had made against the employee.