Warehouse Supervisor v Building Suppliers [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
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    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Procedural Defects; Unfair Dismissal; Contributory Fault; Mitigation of loss

The Complainant was employed as a Warehouse Supervisor with the Respondent from April 2004 until his dismissal in March 2019 for misconduct. An incident occurred on the 1st of March when a consignment of brick particles were dispatched from the Respondent’s premises but were not secured in the truck. Consequently, the brick particles were damaged upon arrival at the Respondent’s client’s premises. There was a subsequent financial loss to the company. The Respondent claimed that the client had also threatened to pull their lucrative account.

The Complainant claimed that none of his training procedures suggested that it was his responsibility to secure the load in the truck. Neither did his

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This article is correct at 26/08/2020

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