Unfair dismissal for theft

Holly represented a manager who was dismissed for theft. He made a claim to the Employment Tribunal for unlawful deductions from wages (arguing that he had been under-paid for some months) and unfair dismissal. The case lasted for 6 days and involved consideration of whether the investigation into the alleged theft was fair and reasonable.

During the proceedings, and at short notice, Holly was involved in:

  • two applications for disclosure of material that the employer had failed to provide
  • managing receipt of large volumes of papers, including accounts

The tribunal found that the investigation was not fair and that Holly’s client had therefore been unfairly dismissed. He also was able to prove that he had been under-paid and was awarded over £25,000 in damages.