Keith Martin v Usher Insulations Limited Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUD 1266/2010
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Policies and Procedures
The claimant was employed since 2005 as a crew leader and also worked as a driver for the respondent company who were involved in the insulation business. At the time of the alleged unfair dismissal, the only work the company had was based in Galway and staff were required by the company to stay overnight. The respondent had informed staff that time off for funerals was only allowed for immediate family and this was also stated in the company handbook which the claimant signed.
In January 2010, the claimant learned that his friend had been stabbed to death at the weekend. He informed a Director of the respondent company and the individual responsible for HR of the death and of his
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