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Unfair dismissal: Tribunal wrongly held convicted football hooligan's dismissal to be unfair

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In Post Office v Liddiard 7.6.01 Court of Appeal, the Court of Appeal sets aside an employment tribunal's decision that the dismissal of an employee following his involvement in football hooliganism was unfair. The tribunal did not really address the central issue of whether or not it was reasonable for the employer to dismiss the employee because it believed that his conduct had brought it into disrepute. Further, the Court of Appeal can see nothing that requires s.98 of the Employment Rights Act 1998 to be construed and applied in any way differently from the way it was before the Human Rights Act 1998 came into force.