Emma McKay v Lil' Butterflies Day Nursery & Amanda McConkey t/a Lil' Butterflies Day Nursery Case [2016]

  • Case Reference
    NIIT 2242/15
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Statutory Dismissal Procedures; Fair Procedures

The claimant was employed as a room leader at the second named respondent’s nursery. She was tagged in a particular Facebook post by a friend and colleague which she subsequently ‘liked’ and commented under. This post contained a picture of a mother and daughter with the child asking to go to the park.  The caption read, “Sorry love, Mummy can’t take you to the park today, I hate other people’s children”.

When the respondent found out about the activity, she suspended the claimant on full pay claiming that it ‘gave the wrong impression’. The claimant was then invited to a meeting but was

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This article is correct at 08/04/2016
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