Jason Steele v Asda Stores Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceNIIT (CASE REFS: 2252/15, 2253/15, 2375/15)
Legal BodyNI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDisciplinary and Grievance Issues
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
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