Chivas Brothers v Robertson [2011]

Posted in: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT/0066/10/BI
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal
Issues covered: Reasonableness of Dismissal

The employee in this case was dismissed after spending nearly £100,000 on her company credit card over a ten month period, taking her spending well over the £5,000 per month limit. The employer argued that in doing so she had negligently caused significant financial damage to the company.She had not kept any records of the consumables she ordered, nor could she explain her authority for the excess expenditure, which was not supported by business usage.The items purchased had never been received into stock.

The Employment Tribunal found her dismissal to have been automatically unfair as step 2

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This article is correct at 15/06/2012
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