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Unfair dismissal: employer held not to know mitigating facts known by its employees

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    Orr v Milton Keynes Council [2011] IRLR 317 CA (0 other reports)

unfair dismissal | employer's knowledge | reasonableness of decision to dismiss

The Court of Appeal has held that, when considering dismissal of an employee for misconduct, an employer is not taken to have known mitigating facts that are known to the employee's manager but are withheld from the dismissing officer.