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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. Firstly, I need to ask some initial questions to determine the legal position.
How long has he worked there for? Please note I am mobile at present so may not be able to reply immediately, thanks
Many thanks for your patience. They cannot rely on the fact he may lose his driving licence as a reason to try and dismiss him. However, they could try and use the allegation of placing the company into disrepute, which may sometimes work.
However, there has to be some bearing on the work he does, the reputation of the company if this is publicised further and the trust they put in him.
A useful explanation on all of these factors can be found here:
In the end, if he believes that the employer has dismissed him unfairly (once you have read the article and see when that is possible), he can still consider challenging the further by making a claim for unfair dismissal in the Employment Tribunal.
Does this answer your query?
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