David Rice v Dignity Funerals Limited Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceNIIT 2651/16
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discipline and Grievance
The claimant was the Northern Ireland Area Manager for the respondent’s funeral business. The claimant was suspended pending further investigation but was subsequently invited to a meeting in Scotland. The tribunal were satisfied that the claimant had probably been told that this was to be a ‘without prejudice meeting’. The claimant decided to covertly record the meeting at which discussions were held concerning difficulties the Northern Ireland branch of the business was facing.
The tribunal did, however, ultimately hold that the claimant may well not have appreciated the legal significance of the meeting and that its contents should never be alluded to in the future. The tribunal
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