Christopher Neil Curran v Patricia Doherty, t/a Delacroix Inn (CASE REF: 2743/14)Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal
The claimant was employed as a part-time barman by the respondent. He was told by management that he was sacked because of alleged misconduct related to taking photographs of Bar patrons and posting them on Facebook. The employer did not participate in proceedings and it was held that there was a substantial failure to comply with the requirements of the statutory dismissal procedure.
Whilst the dismissal was held to have been automatically unfair, the tribunal looked at the issue of whether the claimant’s conduct relating to the photographs amounted to a ‘repudiatory breach of contract’. In the circumstances the tribunal held that the relevant conduct was ‘not very seriously reprehensible’
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