Aidan Keenan v Walter Watson Ltd (CASE REF: 1648/14)Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair 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
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