Stuart v London City Airport Ltd  EWCA Civ 973Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 973
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal
Mr Stuart was employed by London City Airport as a ramp operator. During a break he was suspected of taking some items from the duty free. The police were called and he was apprehended in the shop next door whilst talking to a colleague with the items which he had not paid for. After a hearing and appeal Mr Stuart was dismissed. He claimed Unfair Dismissal, denying the misconduct and alleging that the Airport had failed to carry out a proper investigation. The Employment Tribunal dismissed his claim.
The EAT found this decision to be perverse stating that the Airport in its investigation had
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