Keywords: unfair dismissal — band of reasonable responses

Summary

It is not necessary for an employer's decision to be "perverse" in order for it to be outside the band of reasonable responses.

The Facts

The claimant was a registered nurse employed in a care home run by the respondent. She was in charge of a floor of the care home during night shifts. She was dismissed for gross misconduct, having admitted making a false entry on a patient's drip-feed record and failing to make proper observations in respect of a patient who had fallen.

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