Glenn McCullough v Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council [2016]

  • Decision Number
    NIIT 01384_16IT
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Disciplinary Procedures; Covert Recording; Gross Misconduct

The claimant had been employed by the respondent for 12 years. He was disciplined and received a Final Written Warning for falsifying reports of a work incident and contravening health and safety policy. It was clear that there was discord between the claimant and his manager and he decided to covertly record a conversation between the two in relation to annual leave.

The claimant was eventually dismissed for the covert recording but the respondent also took into account the Final Written Warning. The respondent had conducted a painstaking and careful investigation into the circumstances

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This article is correct at 04/01/2017
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