Kearney v Department for Infrastructure [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    16062/18IT
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Gross Misconduct; Age Discrimination

The claimant was employed by a purser, operating on the Strangford Ferry, from 14th May 2016 until his dismissal for gross misconduct on 26th July 2018.   There were two issues that arose in this case.  The first related to the reason for the dismissal.  The claimant, in his position as purser, issued tickets to those who were on the Strangford Ferry.  One of the passengers seeking a single passenger and car ticket, paid £5.80 and had their receipt thrown in the bin when they stated they did not require it.   This may seem innocuous but on telling her sister, Mrs Teggart, the SPTO responsible for the Strangford Ferry, she found it against the normal

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This article is correct at 30/03/2020
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