The Court of Appeal has held that it was reasonable for the employer not to carry out a detailed investigation into an employee's explanations for unusually high travel expense claims as the employer had obtained sufficient evidence to decide that the employee's explanations were implausible.
In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Court of Appeal held that an employer does not have the right to increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal unless it expressly provides for this option in its disciplinary procedure.
In Roberts v GB Oils Ltd EAT/0177/13, the EAT held that there is no statutory requirement for a worker's choice of companion at a disciplinary hearing to be reasonable. Provided that the companion fulfils the statutory definition, the employer is not entitled to reject the worker's choice.
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