Adrian O'Connor v Connaught Electronics Ltd T/A Valeo Vision Systems [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline and Grievance
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Gross Misconduct


The Respondent accepted that there was a decision to dismiss, but the decision was fair. As a result, the Respondent gave evidence first. The Respondent is a manufacturer of circuit boards which are used for camera systems it manufactures. Part of this manufacturing process was a visual inspection process which the Respondent said was critical to identify problems, and to facilitate this visual inspection, there is a specified system time delay of 0.8 seconds during which the SMT Operator would press a button to pass the product to the next stage. The Respondent learned that this pause was being overridden by workers from time to time to deliberately bypass this visual

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This article is correct at 18/07/2023

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