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Food for thought...

Why are banana’s,pies, Fanta and sandwiches all so important in the case histories surrounding dismissal for theft?

It is because the earliest cases in which the principles for dismissal of theft relating to the value of the item stolen all had to do to food.  In the pie case, the employee was fired for eating a pie on the production line.

The Industrial Court found that the charge was incorrect, as he had only eaten half a pie at the time he was caught. We understand that the employee offered to return the half of the pie that he had eaten, but that the employer turned this offer to regurgitate its property down.