Dawson v PMC Limited t/a Bluebird Care Holywood [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 292/20
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal
Issues covered: Unfair dismissal

The claimant commenced employment with the respondent on 17th May 2017 as a Care Supervisor.   She worked in that role until her employment was terminated in October 2019. The issue arose in September 2019 when the Care Manager was informed that the claimant had set up a WhatsApp group for staff but it excluded two members of the team.  It should be noted that there was an ‘official’ WhatsApp group where staff could contact each other to exchange information or to discuss shifts.

An additional issue was that there had been a video posted online showing another member of staff berated and bullying one of the excluded members.  The Tribunal noted that the contents of the

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This article is correct at 03/03/2022
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