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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 [2008] 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.

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