Rene Gerd Maalouf v Teletech UK Ltd (CASE REF: 1673/14)

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    1673/14
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal
Issues covered: Gross misconduct

The claimant had his employment terminated for gross misconduct after eating a bag of nuts at his desk in the vicinity of a colleague who had a severe allergy to nuts. The respondent company had a very strict policy in relation to minimising the risks to workers with allergies and the employee had a badge indicating the allergy and an Epipen at work for use in case of a reaction. A risk assessment was also carried out.

The tribunal considered the respondent’s policy understandable, especially taking into account the open plan nature of the office and the risks involved. What contributed to

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This article is correct at 14/08/2015
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