Conduct Dismissals - Key Considerations by Tribunals

Posted in : Tribunal Guidance from Kennedys on 13 October 2020
The Employment Team at Kennedys Law Belfast
Kennedys Belfast
Issues covered: Tribunal Procedures; Discipline and Grievance; Investigations; Unfair Dismissal; Policies and Procedures

The recent Northern Ireland Tribunal Judgment in Jasinskas v Sebden Steel Service Centre Limited t/a Sebden Steel Ireland (case ref 1118/119IT) provides a useful illustration of common pitfalls which occur in disciplinary and dismissal procedures and also reminds us of the value of a meaningful and comprehensive appeal process.

The Claimant in this case was employed by the Respondent as a Production Operative.  On 20 September 2018 he was carrying out his duties making wooden pallets using a pneumatic nail gun when a nail “entered his left foot”.  Following an investigation by the Respondent the Claimant was invited to a disciplinary hearing alleging that he had operated a nail

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This article is correct at 04/11/2020

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The Employment Team at Kennedys Law Belfast
Kennedys Belfast

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