John Davis v Palmer and Harvey McLane Ltd CASE REF: 2602/14Posted In: Case Law
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal
The claimant was employed by the respondent as a Distribution Centre Manager. There were serious concerns over fuel irregularities and breach of company policies. After a disciplinary hearing the claimant was dismissed for gross misconduct and breach of trust and confidence. However, the latter charge was not stated in the Notice for the disciplinary hearing and the manager who conducted it admitted he only thought of this charge during the course of the hearing. The claimant therefore did not have proper opportunity to address the said charge.
The tribunal also took serious issue with how the respondent conducted aspects of the disciplinary procedure; particularly correspondence
Already a subscriber?
Click here to login and access the full article.Log in now to read the full article
Don't miss out, start your free trial today!
Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.
Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe
24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues
Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law
Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors
The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.