Excavator Driver v Construction Company [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline, Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Lack of Disciplinary Procedures

The Complainant in this case was employed as an Excavator Driver by the Respondent and commenced employment in October 2018.  In August 2019, an incident occurred on the work site which resulted in the Complainant being suspended from work without notice.  

The Complainant never resumed employment with the Respondent. The incident which occurred involved an underground cable which was damaged. Another workman, employed by a different contractor, accused the Complainant of trying to shift the blame for the incident and then assaulted the Complainant.

The Complainant submitted that he consulted his Solicitor following his suspension who sent a letter to the managing Director of

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This article is correct at 15/07/2021

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