Knowles v Dunnes Stores Timepiece Restaurant [2012] IREAT UD2575/2009

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Reasonableness

The claimant, who worked on the hot food counter in a restaurant in one of the respondent‟s stores for 12 years, was dismissed for gross misconduct for eating the food on display during a shift. This behaviour violated company policy. Evidence was given by the then manager in July 2009 that employees were getting free food. In order to monitor this more closely, the manager got security to keep a close eye on CCTV. Security reported that the claimant WAS eating and drinking during their shift without paying for the items and at times, in the view of customers. 64 Such actions were described by the manager as “continuous grazing” yet the claimant said that she was just

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This article is correct at 05/10/2012

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