A Sales Assistant v A Shop Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyWorkplace Adjudicator Service (WAS)
Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Keywords: Unfair Dismissals Act, 1977; Gross Misconduct; Selling Alcohol on Good Friday
The complainant in this case was a shop assistant. Said she made a genuine mistake on the sale of a bottle of alcoholic beer to a customer on Good Friday where she was subsequently unfairly summarily dismissed, without recourse to any fair procedures.
The respondent claimed that this incident was one of many issues that it had with this employee. The complainant’s mistake could have had serious consequences for the business and, following a fair hearing, the complainant was dismissed for gross misconduct.
It's not unusual to look at an employment dispute and think that the parties are talking about two
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