Avid Technology Europe Ltd v Breedon - "Reasonable responses" test on unfair dismissal EAT
The Reading Tribunal awarded Mrs Breedon £30,241 for unfair dismissal. She had had difficulties with her job and rang the general manager to tell him she would not be able to go on a planned business trip. She became extremely emotional and her husband picked up the phone and allegedly threated the general manager saying "You are fucking with my family. If this does not stop I am going to fuck with your family" and "You had better check out who I am" (he is a private detective and ex police officer). Mr and Mrs Breedon later both denied that he had said any such thing.