Danceglen Limited T/A Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa v Fernando Ribeiro [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline, Data Protection and GDPR, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Section 8A, Unfair Dismissal Acts, 1977 to 2015; Gross Misconduct; Breach of Company Policy

This case involved a claim that the complainant had been unfairly dismissed. The dismissal had been initiated after the respondent had been advised that the appellant had a USB key with company information on it. The general manager and the HR manager decided to raise the matter with the appellant and he confirmed that he did have a USB key. He handed over the USB key and it was inserted into a laptop. It was then discovered that it contained highly confidential company information and company data from the management information system. The appellant was then suspended on full pay due to the potential serious breach of the respondent's e-mail and security policy. He was put on notice that

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This article is correct at 18/07/2018

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