Derek Donaghy v Alpha LSG Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberNIIT 2677/15
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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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