Employee v Employer Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceIREAT UD1083/2012
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal
The respondent is an international transport company transporting dangerous chemical based products. Accordingly the company has obligations in relation to environmental concerns.
The claimant crashed a vehicle into a ditch and was later dismissed. The vehicle was carrying safe chemicals but they could be dangerous if they came into contact with water.
The respondent's headquarters are based in Switzerland and there was evidence from the respondent that headquarters wanted to see the claimant dismissed, although the witnesses said there was no pressure to dismiss. Evidence was also heard about a leaking sunroof that the claimant said caught him by surprise and caused him to crash the
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