Claire Hayes v Kinsellas of Rocklands [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline and Grievance
Issues covered: Breach of Policy; Misconduct; Dismissal

In this Determination the Tribunal (heard on 25/2/14) has made particularly useful and clear comments that can be used as directions for such investigations where theft is being considered as follows.

“It is important to recognise that investigative and disciplinary procedures that might be sufficient in one instance may not be in another, particularly in a case w[h]ere criminality is on the agenda. Where there is a possibility of a finding being made by an employer that an employee has stolen goods, particular care must be taken.” …

… “Having considered the totality of the evidence, the Tribunal is of the view that the investigative and disciplinary processes undertaken in this instance

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This article is correct at 27/11/2015

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