An Apprentice v An Electrical Contractor [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Industrial Relations – Unfair Dismissal – Fair Procedures – Investigations and Disciplinary Procedures


The Complainant is an apprentice electrician, and worked with the Respondent, an electrical contractor, from 1 December 2022 until his dismissal on 7 February 2023. The Respondent uses a three-month probationary period, and during that period the Respondent accused the Complainant of falsely recording his working hours. The Complainant was invited to a meeting to discuss the timekeeping issue on 3 February, which the Complainant accepted and apologised for. The following day the Complainant was invited to a disciplinary meeting on 7 February at the private home of the owner of the Respondent. The Complainant brought his mother as a representative, but was told by the Respondent

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This article is correct at 11/12/2023

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