Mr Denis Fitzpatrick v Q-Park Ireland Limited [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline and Grievance, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Gross Misconduct

This case is an appeal by QPark Ireland Ltd (the Respondent) against the decision of the Adjudication Officer who found that the Complainant had been unfairly dismissed and was therefore awarded compensation in the sum of €18,000. Mr. Fitzpatrick, ‘the Complainant’, was a Parking Host for QPark Ireland Ltd from November 2013 to August 2018.

The Complainant was dismissed following an investigation and disciplinary procedure for ‘gross misconduct’ following an incident with a customer and also because he admitted to smoking in the Respondent’s car park premises.

Prior to his dismissal, the Complainant had a blemish free record with the Respondent. The Respondent received many mails praising

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This article is correct at 24/06/2021

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