A Social Care Worker v A Disability Service Provider [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Probation
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissals Act; Minimum Notice & Terms of Employment Act; Probation

The Complainant’s employment with the Respondent commenced in June 2015. On the 28th June 2016, the Complainant was offered a permanent role. It was submitted that while the permanent role referred to a probationary period, the Complainant had already completed probation through his temporary role.  The Complainant’s work involved looking after the health care needs of service users who were in the full time care of the Respondent. 

In 2014,  before the Complainant had commenced employment with the Respondent he stole ex-demo models from his previous employer. This occurred at a time that there were significant issues going on in the Complainant’s personal life. In November

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This article is correct at 21/05/2020

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