Adam Thomas Forster v McKees Farm Shop Limited (2016)

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Absence and Sickness, Discipline
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Misconduct; Lateness; Reasonableness

The claimant alleged that he had been unfairly dismissed and his case, effectively, was that the respondent had failed to carry out an adequate investigation before dismissal and had acted unreasonably in dismissing him for misleading the respondent regarding his late attendance at work.

The claimant had been late on 15 occasions over a 1 month period and the employer was particularly aggrieved that the claimant had lied about his lateness when confronted. He was eventually dismissed for gross misconduct based on his ‘dishonesty’, and a ‘loss of trust’ was cited for the decision.

The claimant appealed and noted that he had never been approached previously about these issues and should at

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This article is correct at 15/09/2016

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