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Castlecool Limited v Cahill [2015] EAT UD689/2014

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Health and Safety
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Conduct; Health and safety risk

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

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This article is correct at 24/07/2015

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