Darren Booth v Mercury Security Management Ltd (CASE REF: 1278/14)

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Statutory Dismissal and Disciplinary Procedures

The claimant was employed by the respondent as a Security Guard. The letter of dismissal set out the matter of concern that whilst working on site of a client the claimant permitted mail addressed to an ex-employee of that client to leave the premises. However, the principal reason for the dismissal was the refusal to accept the respondent’s offer of alternative work pursuant to his removal from the site. 

The respondent wrote to the claimant about the allegation of misconduct, but the tribunal held that there was a failure to comply with Step 1 of The Statutory Dismissal and Disciplinary Procedures (DDP). The reason was based on a failure to set out in writing the circumstances

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This article is correct at 16/12/2015

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