Eamonn McGrath v Southern Health & Social Care Trust Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Policies and Procedures
The claimant worked for the respondent Trust for 24 years. He had an impeccable disciplinary record prior to an event that took place in June 2015. He was put on precautionary suspension and a disciplinary investigation was initiated following an allegation that he had reported for work under the influence of alcohol. He made a full concession at the time and an investigation was commenced by the respondent’s personnel.
In his statement the claimant explained the circumstances surrounding the incident, namely, that his mother-in-law was terminally ill and his wife was also ill. The claimant attended the scheduled OH appointments and agreed to participate in an alcohol monitoring programme.
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