Keith Guiney v An Post Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discipline and Grievance
The background to this case is that the claimant worked as a postman with the respondent initially employed on a specific purpose contract in 2006 and on a permanent contract since 2011. Later that year he was dismissed, following a finding that he allowed another person (his girlfriend once and possibly also his sister on other occasions) to deliver his mail, contrary to section 53 of the Communication Regulation (Postal Services Act) 2011.
The claimant appealed the decision to dismiss (notwithstanding he had admitted at least one offence) in September 2011 but the appeal was not considered until March 2014 at which stage the dismissal was upheld (after a review of the paperwork). The
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