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Ramkissoon v Brompton Bicycles Ltd - Tribunal overlooked crucial evidence [2010] EAT

Employment tribunal overlooked crucial piece of evidence, rendering unsound its conclusion that a dismissal was fair.

Brompton Bicycles considered that Mr Ramkissoon, a quality assurance inspector, appeared - from his time sheets - to be inspecting too great a number of bicycles too quickly. The figures he recorded were "unfeasibly high". Accordingly, it concluded that he was falsifying his time sheets, and had been doing so for some considerable time. Due to what it saw as his dishonesty, it dismissed him.

An employment tribunal dismissed Mr Ramkissoon's claim for unfair dismissal - Brompton's investigation, albeit "broad-brush", was sufficient and Brompton had a genuine belief on reasonable grounds in Mr Ramkissoon's guilt.

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