Irvine v O’Hagan t/a Clearview Cleaners & Property Services Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discipline and Grievance, Discrimination and Equality
The claimant was employed for three months by the respondent as a cleaner. She subsequently resigned in February 2020 and then claimed that she was subject to unlawful harassment on the basis of sex. She also brought a claim for constructive unfair dismissal.
The claim initially arose out of Whatsapp messages sent in the early hours of Boxing Day 2019. The Tribunal did note that punctuation, grammar and spelling did not trouble either party. The respondent sent a message stating:
‘I am single. If you fancy chatting. I have been single about three moths [sic]’
The claimant told the respondent that he was drunk and to go to bed. This was clearly seen
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