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Employment Tribunal Case – April 2024

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

An employment tribunal has recently decided that a Sainsburys employee was fairly dismissed for failing to pay for the carrier bags he took to take home his shopping Sainsbury’s worker sacked for taking ‘bags for life’ without paying – BBC Website.

This was despite that employee having worked for Sainsburys for almost 20 years. The tribunal’s decision in this case acts as a reminder that theft is theft and can justify dismissal even when the item stolen is worth pennies. But that decision must only be taken after following a proper process .

Jennie Jahina


Jennie Jahina


Jennie is a Partner and Head of the Employment team.  A member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Jennie has 21 years’ experience and is an accredited CEDR Mediator. She acts for private sector organisations ranging from SMEs to multi-national companies and public sector organisations.