Michael Riley v PCO Davies Limited [2016] NIIT 2602/15

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    NIIT 2602/15
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Employee Status; Rescinding Decision to Dismiss

The claimant was employed by the respondent which was a corporate franchisee of Rainbow International LLC. The claimant was invited to a meeting concerning a complainant made about his conduct whilst on site of a client which had the potential to cause the loss of a major commercial contract. The claimant left the meeting believing he had been let go after the Managing Director said “I am gonna have to let you go”.

The tribunal heard evidence that the Managing Director had thought the claimant was employed on an ‘ad hoc’ basis at the time and was not aware he was actually a full-time employee.  The respondent did not originally accept this and, after taking professional advice,

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This article is correct at 01/07/2016

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