Stobart (Ireland) Driver Services Limited –v- Carroll [2013]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IEHC 581
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Health and Safety
Issues covered: Informal complaints; Workplace Investigations; Penalising Employee

Mr. Carroll was employed as a truck driver by Stobart (Ireland) Driver Services Limited (“the company”) on 22nd October 2010. His employment was summarily terminated on 14th October 2011, one week short of allowing him to bring a claim under the Unfair Dismissals Act to the E.A.T. 

The chronology of events leading to his dismissal is as follows:- 

12.10.11 Mr Carroll worked a 15.5 hour shift. Before starting his day, he asked his manager not to schedule him to work on 13th October as he felt that he had worked excessive hours that week. His manager told him that he could work up to 60 hours in a week but would look into it but advised him to speak to another manager on his return

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This article is correct at 14/02/2014

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