DHL Express (Ireland) Ltd v Michael Coughlan Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberILCR Determination No. UDD1738
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
This case involved a claim of unfair dismissal. The complainant, a courier/van driver had been summarily dismissed following an incident involving his van in October 2015. The complainant had previously been involved in a number of incidents which had resulted in both a written warning and a final written warning.
Following the October 2015 accident an investigation meeting was held by the Service Centre Manager. During this meeting, CCTV footage was reviewed (but it had failed to record the incident) and the complainant himself admitted that he had misjudged the space available to him when driving. Subsequently, a letter was sent to the complainant requesting him to attend a disciplinary
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