Canon v Blake Bros [2013]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Misconduct; Workplace Investigation; Lack of Evidence

The Tribunal (heard Mar/Oct 2013) decided in this case that the employee had been forced to sign a letter of resignation in a pub car park. Although the claimant was never told in writing what was being addressed in the investigation the case appears to be centred on allegations made by a customer of the employer who said the claimant offered him a box of chicken fillets for €20 which he bought. The facts presented by both sides in the Determination vary but the respondent’s witness stated that he did not tell the claimant who had made the complaint. As the claimant was never given any records of the meetings, nor indeed was he given a record of his interview, words such as theft,

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This article is correct at 27/11/2015

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