David Rice v Dignity Funerals Limited [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    NIIT 2651/16
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline and Grievance
Issues covered: Tribunal Proceedings; Admissibility of Evidence; Protected Conversations; Without Prejudice Conversations

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

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 11/01/2018

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