Meade v Adelphi Calton Limited t/a Cineworld CinemasPosted In: Case Law
Decision NumberUD 892/2012
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscipline and Grievance
An employer learned a costly lesson that mitigation should not be ignored when considering a disciplinary sanction. As part of an internal review of a stock shortfall, the respondent’s operations manager decided to examine CCTV footage of the sales desk. The claimant was observed on CCTV taking a large hotdog and a packet of wine gums without paying the correct price. Staff were entitled to a 40% discount on purchases however the claimant had recorded a price for a regular hotdog and a packet of maltesers as opposed to the large hotdog and wine gums that were actually taken. The difference in price, taking into account the discount, was approximately €1.
The respondent had a Staff Discount
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