Desmond Brennan v Institute of Technology Carlow Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUD281/2010 WT131/2010
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discipline and Grievance
In this case the Claimant was a caretaker of the Respondent school. The Claimant had deliberately closed the premises early on the Friday of a Bank Holiday weekend. A postgraduate student was locked into the premises and she had to use the alarm and the emergency services were called. After a disciplinary hearing and appeal the employee was dismissed.
The Employment Appeals Tribunal made a number of observations in its findings which are of interest:
1. It stated that it is well settled law that an employer cannot be compelled to deal with a solicitor acting for an employee where there is a recognised trade union and an established set of agreements in
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