Gerard McVeigh v Dunnes Stores Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyWorkplace Relations Commission (WRC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscipline and Grievance
The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) upheld a decision made by Dunnes Stores to dismiss an employee for gross misconduct after he was charged with a criminal offence. The WRC found that the decision was within the range of reasonable responses and was justified on substantial grounds.
Mr McVeigh worked as a General Assistant engaged in night packing duties since June 2007. In July 2021, on his way to work, Mr McVeigh was arrested outside his workplace for an alleged offence in a city centre supermarket contrary to the Sexual Offences Act. This alleged offence was said to have occurred outside the workplace. Upon his return to work, Mr McVeigh confirmed to his
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