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
    Unfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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

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This article is correct at 11/01/2018
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