Shaws Department Store v A Worker [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ILCR Appeal Decision No. AD1582
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Industrial Relations Acts, 1946 to 1990; Section 13(9), Industrial Relations Act, 1969; Demotion

This case concerned an appeal by the Complainant against her demotion. She claimed her demotion, which resulted from a work incident (where the Complainant – along with two colleagues – participated in an incident that involved her being pushed around the retail floor in a stock trolley), was harsh and disproportionate. The Court found in favour of the Complainant as the Respondents had failed to consider an alternative sanction for the incident and the imposed sanction was inappropriate for the corresponding behaviour. Reinstatement was recommended.  

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This article is correct at 27/01/2016

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