Jason Steele v Asda Stores Ltd [2017]

  • Case Reference
    NIIT (CASE REFS: 2252/15, 2253/15, 2375/15)
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Investigation; Framing Allegations; Social Media Abuse

The claimant made claims for unfair dismissal and unlawful disability discrimination. The background facts are that a female colleague made allegations that a number of male colleagues sexually assaulted her and that the claimant had sent her abusive text and Facebook messages. The claimant was suspended from work and an investigatory meeting was arranged.

Errors were made in the wording of the allegations against the claimant which referred to sexual harassment and that the alleged conduct occurred over a period of 6 months; neither of which were entirely accurate. A disciplinary hearing was

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This article is correct at 27/01/2017

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