A Truck Driver v A Distribution Company Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyWorkplace Relations Commission (WRC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discipline and Grievance
This case illustrates the significance for an employer to utilise the appropriate disciplinary procedure to investigate an incident in the workplace.
The Complainant was employed as a lorry driver delivering oil with the Respondent company since 1984 and his employment ceased on the 27th of July 2018. During this time the Complainant did not commit any road traffic offences.
In May 2018, a relatively small oil spillage occurred while making a delivery to a new customer. The customer contacted the Respondent requesting the delivery of two bags of pellets to treat the affected area. Following this the Complainant was approached by management for an investigation meeting which resulted
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