PRL Group v A Worker [2013]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ILRC Recommendation No. LCR20636
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Section 20(1) of the Industrial Relations Act, 1969; Flawed Procedures; Warnings

The worker in this case received a final warning for removing pastries intended for a Board meeting and distributing these to members of staff. She had allegedly used foul language whilst doing this and received a final written warning after a complaint from a member of management. She had only received 24 hours’ notice to attend the disciplinary meeting. 

The Labour Court concluded the procedures followed by the employer in this case were fundamentally flawed to such a degree that no finding of misconduct warranting the imposition of a disciplinary sanction could be sustained. In these circumstances the Court recommended that the warning imposed on the Claimant be expunged.

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This article is correct at 23/06/2016

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