The level of proof required in employment law is the level in civil law which is on the "balance of probabilities" rather than the criminal level of "beyond all reasonable doubt"
As such the tribunal will look to see whether the employer's belief was reasonable rather than for conclusive evidence.
I hope this explains the position. If there are any further points please reply.
It does not seem clear to me even on the balance of probabilities that you stole his computer, it looks like he just abandoned it.
The fact that the laptop was lost on a flight whilst you were working for the company and then was found at your house is enough circumstantial evidence for an employer to dismiss.In this situation you would have to come up with a very convincing explanation as to how it could have got there any other way.If Fahad had also worked for BMI then it could have been him who took it.
Because the hard drive of the computer can be checked and because computers have registration numbers the police are obviously sure this was the passenger's computer. Having a statement from someone else saying that it was their computer will not be enough because of that fact.To help you a statement will have to explain how your friend ended up with that passengers computer in their possession and it will have to be a believable explanation.Otherwise all the circumstantial evidence points to you.
There would have to be a great deal of detail about how he acquired it. Obviously it was stolen so he could not have obtained it in normal retail shops.Even then it remains a massive co incidence that it happened to be the same computer that was stolen at your work.I think you will be convicted by the court.
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