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Ellen Browne v Abraham Low Self Help Systems [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UD 145/2010
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2007; Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1973 to 2005; Constructive Dismissal


The claimant commenced employment with the respondent organisation in April 2008 as a co-ordinator and reported to BT. In February 2009, she discovered that a large number of pornographic images were contained in her computer. Her computer did not have a password and a number of staff members would have had access to it. She reported the matter to the HSE and with BT and he refused to remove the computer on the basis that it might look like he had something to do with it if he did. She also rang the head office of the organisation which was based in Chicago and they hung up on her.


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This article is correct at 13/02/2012

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