Adam Thomas Forster v McKees Farm Shop Limited (2016)Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNI Industrial/Employment Tribunal
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Sickness and Absence, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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.
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