Employment law cases

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd v Hitt [2003] IRLR 23 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Unfair dismissal: "Band of reasonable responses" test applies to reasonableness of investigation into misconduct

    7 March 2003

    In Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd v Hitt, the Court of Appeal emphasises that the "band of reasonable responses" test applies to the question of the reasonableness of an employer's investigations into alleged misconduct, as it does to other procedural and substantive aspects of the decision to dismiss.

  • On appeal: drugs policies and misconduct

    3 December 2002

    Continuing our series on the implications of recent significant cases, Hugh Calloway, associate solicitor in the commercial litigation department at Glanvilles Solicitors looks at issues surrounding some employment-related disputes. This week: drugs policies and misconduct.