Glenpatrick Watercoolers Limited v A Worker [2015] ILCR Recommendation No. LCR21028

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    [2015] ILCR Recommendation No. LCR21028
  • Legal Body
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Industrial Relations Acts, 1946 to 1990; Section 20(1), Industrial Relations Act, 1969; Unfair Dismissal

This appeal concerned an alleged unfair dismissal by the Respondent Company. The Court found that the employer failed to adhere to the requirements of the Code of Practice on Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures prior to the Claimant’s dismissal. This conclusion was on the basis that no prior notice of a disciplinary meeting was provided to the Claimant and unspecified incidents were taken into account in the decision to terminate the Claimant’s employment. The Court also held an employer was not relieved of his obligation to act fairly during the probationary period. 

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This article is correct at 09/11/2015

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