Asda Stores Ltd v Green - Employer's investigation in misconduct dismissal need only fall within range of reasonableness [2009] EAT

Asda dismissed HGV driver Mr Green after concluding that he had stolen a coat which he took from the Scania depot when collecting his lorry. An employment tribunal concluded that the dismissal was unfair - in stating the test that it would apply to the evidence it said that the employer's belief that the employee was guilty of misconduct must be genuine, based on reasonable grounds, and reached only after "the fullest reasonable investigation". It proceeded to criticise the investigation and in particular identify matters which it considered should have been looked into further. Asda appealed.

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