A delivery driver sacked for urinating against the side of his work van has lost his case for unfair dismissal.
Colin Woods lost his job at Liverpool-based Home Delivery Network after a resident reported the incident, which happened in Fife last December.
Woods told his managers he had urinated in an “emergency”.
Bosses later found a bottle containing what they thought was urine inside the van, but Woods insisted it was energy-drink Irn-Bru.
In a written judgement, the tribunal panel said: “Such an action is clearly serious misconduct on the part of an employee as well as probably being a criminal offence.
“Any reasonable individual must know that he should not urinate in a public place in broad daylight in a built-up area.
“In the circumstances, the tribunal are satisfied that the company were within the band of reasonable responses in deciding to dismiss Mr Woods.”