David Fox v National Gallery of Ireland [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IREAT UD950/2012
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Proper Procedures; Breaching Security

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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