Gerard McVeigh v Dunnes Stores [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline and Grievance
Issues covered: Discipline & Grievance; Criminal Offences Committed Outside the Workplace

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.

What happened?

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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This article is correct at 16/02/2023

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