David Fox v National Gallery of Ireland Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceIREAT UD950/2012
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal
This case demonstrates the importance of ensuring that proper procedures are followed when conducting an investigation that may lead to dismissal or suspension.
The respondent in this case held that the claimant had compromised the security of the national collection of art by a gross breach. The respondent claimed that the claimant had helped a former employee to prepare a submission to the Rights Commissioner Service. The respondent held that this breach was conducted by email internally and contained breaches of "providing security sensitive information about his place of work". The respondent further noted how the emails that were sent from the claimant were conducted on a "non-secure
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