Derek Donaghy v Alpha LSG Ltd [2016]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 2677/15
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Disciplinary Processes; Investigations; Changing Allegations

The claimant was employed for approximately five years as a shift leader in the respondent’s bonded warehouse at Belfast Airport. A pallet load of cigarettes was discovered to be missing from the warehouse valued in excess of £40,000.00. The claimant gave conflicting excuses for the disappearance of the cigarettes including that they had been dumped. 

An investigation took place, followed by formal disciplinary procedures and the claimant was dismissed for gross misconduct. The claimant attempted to argue that he did not receive sufficient training from his employer in relation to the internal audit system. He also claimed that the addition of a further allegation of “suspicion of

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This article is correct at 12/05/2016

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