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Patrick Sheridan v Nurendale Limited t/a Panda Waste Services [2010]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 2007; Appeal of Rights Commissioner Recommendation; Unfair Dismissal; Notice of disciplinary meeting by text message


The employee in this case appealed the recommendation of the Rights Commissioner.


The Tribunal heard evidence from the General Manager (the “GM”) of the respondent company.

According to the GM, since mid-2006, the appellant worked as a driver with the respondent company. The appellant did not have a contract of employment.

The GM informed the Tribunal that some issues arose with the appellant’s driving. He said that the appellant was sent home on two occasions as there was a smell of alcohol on his breath. In addition, there was an incident when a truck he was

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This article is correct at 01/02/2013

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David Fagan
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