Castlecool Limited v Cahill  EAT UD689/2014Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discipline and Grievance, Health and Safety
The employee in this case was a fork lift driver of around a year and a half's service who was successful in his case at the Rights Commissioner stage, where the Rights Commissioner recommended €15k compensation. The employer appealed to the EAT.
The employer explained that the employee was not a good one and had a list of warnings for various shortfalls, including a failure to complete tasks unloading perishable goods from lorries to cold stores. He was eventually dismissed for allegedly damaging a forklift and doors to the cold store - the employer considered him to be a health and safety risk.
Unfortunately for the employer, they made some fundamental errors in carrying out their
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