Pakalniskiene v Hotpursuit Enterprises Ltd 
Decision NumberNIIT 308/21
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal
The claimant was employed by the respondent as a recycling operative. Her employment started in September 2004 and was brought to an end with dismissal in August 2020.
A complaint was made in July 2020 by a supervisor (but not the claimant’s line manager) that the claimant had been publicly shouting abusive comments at the supervisor. The comments were made in Lithuanian and it was alleged the claimant shouted the supervisor was being ‘f*&%ed by Irish men and was a skinny bitch’. The supervisor indicated she felt intimidated, humiliated and upset by the comments.
The claimant was suspended and an investigation was carried out. Two employees, again both
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