Jinadu v Docklands Buses Ltd and others

Unfair dismissal – Reasons justifying dismissal. The employment tribunal (the tribunal) dismissed the employee bus driver's claim for unfair dismissal on the ground that she had repeatedly refused to attend the employer's in-house training centre and that the penalty of dismissal lay within the band of reasonable responses a reasonable employer could have adopted. The Employment Appeal Tribunal allowed the employee's appeal on the basis that the tribunal had erred in failing to make proper findings as to: (i) the reason(s) for the dismissal of the appeal; and (ii) the reason(s) for and reasonableness of the employee's dismissal by reference to that or those reasons. Consequently, the case would be remitted to the tribunal for those matters to be considered.

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