Employee v Employer [2013]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977 TO 2007; Gross Misconduct and Procedural Flaws

Our second case highlights how employers can sometimes rectify procedural faults. It involved a coach driver. The Dublin Port Tunnel Authority contacted the respondent company regarding the claimant’s driving in the tunnel on one occasion. The issues of tailgating and dangerous overtaking were highlighted.

The respondent investigated and looked at onboard video footage as part of the investigation. In what sounds like something out of one of those internet video clips of worst drivers ever, the claimant was noted to be drinking from a cup, he lifted both hands off the wheel, he was observed to stretch behind him looking for something and he appeared to be writing something.

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This article is correct at 01/11/2013

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