Zehnacker Ireland Healthcare v A Worker [2017]

  • Case Reference
    ILCR Recommendation No. LCR21545
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Section 20(1), Industrial Relations Act, 1969; Dignity at Work; Unfair Investigation

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

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This article is correct at 31/08/2017
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