Aidan Keenan v Walter Watson Ltd (CASE REF: 1648/14)

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Constructive dismissal

The claimant was employed as a reinforcing operative. Initially, the claimant worked very well but reports were then made by his supervisors of performance and behavioural problems. Relevant alcohol misuse policy and procedure tests were then carried out with the consent of the claimant. Whilst he was suspended on full pay for 2 weeks, it was clear that the claimant wished to return to work and an occupational physician confirmed that the claimant was ‘fit to return to work without any adjustment’. 

After much delay and then being suspended without pay the claimant wrote to the respondent stating that had ‘’no alternative but to resign’’ citing the company’s failure to pay him as a

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This article is correct at 14/08/2015

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