Jason Steele v Asda Stores Ltd [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    NIIT (CASE REFS: 2252/15, 2253/15, 2375/15)
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline and Grievance
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 then adjourned to allow more evidence to be gathered and when it was eventually reconvened the

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, register today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.

Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe

24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues

Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law

Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors

Already a subscriber, now or Register

This article is correct at 27/01/2017

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

John Taggart BL

The main content of this article was provided by John Taggart BL.

View all articles by John Taggart BL