Kearney v Department for Infrastructure Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
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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