Zehnacker Ireland Healthcare v A Worker Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceILCR Recommendation No. LCR21545
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscipline and Grievance, Policies and Procedures
This case involved a claim that a management led investigation was unfair.
The respondent company claimed that its formal investigation was necessary due to the fact a number of serious allegations, involving racist and culture-based comments, were made against the complainant by a fellow employee. Following the investigation the complainant was found to have behaved inappropriately and given a final written warning.
The complainant did not deny that he had made the majority of these comments but claimed they were said in banter. The company denied that fair procedures were not applied and stated that after the complainant had raised a number of points, which he felt required further
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