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The police came to my place of work to question me. I was

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The police came to my place of work to question me. I was at lunch at the time so they came to my home and released me later without charge. My employer has suspended me without pay and I have to meet with them on Monday as they consider this severe misconduct. I was wrongly accused and the police agreed with this. Can my employer dismiss me?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
No, the employer has to make reasonable enquiries. He can only dismiss on reasonabl belief that you have done something which would justify ending the employer/employee relationship.
If you were wrongly accused then they can't dismiss you because if they do that would be unfair dismissal.
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