Colhoun v Royal Mail Group Limited [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 37490/21
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline and Grievance
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Misconduct


The claimant was employed as a postman on a 21 hour part-time contract providing reserve cover.  It was common case that the core duty was to safeguard and deliver mail in a timely fashion.  Each individual is given a catchment area known as a ‘duty’.  On week commencing 1st March 2021 the claimant was given the Rosemount 4 duty as the main duty holder was on annual leave.   To cover this week required more than the 21 hours but the claimant did so on a voluntary basis with the extra hours being treated as overtime.

Part of the workload is to deliver unaddressed mail (largely advertisements from businesses who are customers of the respondent).  This

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This article is correct at 02/02/2023

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