Carlsberg UK Ltd v (1) Cramp (2) Rabbitt - Objective standard of "reasonable employer" applies as much to the investigation as to the decision to dismiss  EAT
Carlsberg dismissed Mr Cramp and Mr Rabbitt, two of its delivery men, for theft. A number of barrels of beer "disappeared" from their lorry. Two inspectors had immediately been sent to investigate the matter. They had searched the lorry at night and questioned a pub landlord, and established some barrels were missing. At the disciplinary hearing and appeal, although the inspectors gave evidence, Cramp and Rabbitt were not allowed to cross-examine them.