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Kristapaitis v Thistle Seafood Ltd - 100% reduction from U/D compensation because of employee's contributory conduct [2009] EAT

The headnote to the EAT judgment, delivered by Lady Smith, says it all:

 

"Claimant was a Lithuanian, employed in a fish processing business and dismissed because his hands were heavily contaminated with e-coli bacteria causing his employers to infer that despite factory rules and a prior warning, he had not washed his hands properly after having been to the toilet.

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