Andre Santos v Seafield Golf and Spa Hotel [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline, Discrimination
Issues covered: Unfair dismissal; fair procedures; discrimination; assault


The Complainant worked in a construction-related role for the Respondent, a hotel, from October 2017 until his dismissal on 31 May 2021 for alleged gross misconduct. The Complainant alleged he was denied fair procedures in a number of allegations made against him, including an alleged assault against a fellow employee of the Respondent. The Complainant contended he was not provided an opportunity to review the evidence against him, was not given the opportunity to interrogate or cross-examine that evidence, and was not able to provide any rebuttal evidence to evidence taken by the Respondent’s investigation procedure. The Complainant claimed the Respondent’s investigator only

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This article is correct at 19/10/2023

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