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Reasonableness: Dismissal for loss of licence was fair

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    John Liddington Ltd v Blackett EAT/504/92 (0 other reports)

An employee was fairly dismissed when he lost his driving licence, holds the EAT in John Liddington Ltd v Blackett, given that his job involved substantial travelling and the employer had concluded, after careful consideration of alternative arrangements, that the job could not be done properly without a car.

Mr Blackett had been employed in the wines and spirits trade for nearly 30 years, and had worked for John Liddington Ltd for 10 years since that company took over Mr Blackett's family firm.