Alice Quinn v North City Business Centre Ltd [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Reasonable Instructions

The claimant was employed as Chief Executive of the respondent until her dismissal on the ground of gross misconduct. The respondent contended that the claimant had specifically been told not to use any external HR consultants as sufficient expertise to manage such processes existed internally. 

It later transpired that the claimant had paid for a number of external consultants, without seeking approval. The board therefore decided that a ‘Scheme of Delegation’ should be drafted, in order to define and clarify the boundaries of the Chief Executive’s authority. She was later dismissed for, inter alia, refusal to accept or properly implement the Scheme.

The tribunal concluded that the

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This article is correct at 26/06/2018

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