McDade v Norman Emerson Group Limited Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberNIIT 63140/22
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal
The claimant was employed as a HGV Driver for eight years before his dismissal in June 2022. The issue arising was that the claimant livestreamed a video from his Facebook account on 28th May 2022. This was from Dundonald Orange Hall. Part of this video included a clip of individuals singing a sectarian song which mocked a young woman who was murdered on her honeymoon. The Facebook account stated that the claimant was an employee of the respondent. The video went ‘viral’ and received condemnation.
The respondent, following a disciplinary procedure, summarily dismissed the claimant for gross misconduct. At the disciplinary hearing
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