Dunnes Stores v Karen Walsh [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    UDD2021
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Disciplinary procedures

The Appellant was employed by the Respondent as Café Restaurant Manager for Dunnes Stores. On three separate occasions the Appellant selected goods from the Respondent’s restaurant and consumed them without payment. In total, the Appellant had consumed goods without payment worth €29.00.

The Respondent carried out an investigation of the incidents and subsequently conducted a disciplinary procedure. Ultimately, the Appellant was dismissed by way of letter dated the 13th of July 2017. She appealed this decision on the basis that she was unaware of the reasons for her dismissal, but the dismissal was upheld.

The Respondent submitted that the incidents in question were reported to management

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This article is correct at 06/08/2020
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