Robert Niechcial v Waters Munster Glass Limited Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUD 877/2010
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Contracts of Employment
The claimant was employed by Waters Munster Glass Limited, a glass, glazing and mirror company located in Co Cork.
On the 18 November 2009, the claimant reported for work early, as was his normal practice. The day shift supervisor informed him that he may have to work two machines that evening. The claimant had no problem with this as long as he would be assisted by a colleague. However, when the night shift supervisor arrived, he told the claimant to start up both machines. At the time the claimant’s colleague was engaged on another machine and was unable to assist him. As a result, the claimant refused to start the other machine as instructed. The supervisor then aggressively and rudely
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