Joseph Tucker v Fish Moyne Drain Services Ltd [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
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    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
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Issues covered: Unfair dismissal – Fact of dismissal – Dismissal or resignation


The Complainant, a plumber, was employed by the Respondent drainage company from 20 May 2019 to 3 May 2023. On 3 May 2023 the Complainant attended a work site with a colleague to complete a job. The Respondent and Complainant agreed that the Complainant arrived late to the work site, failed to take photographs of the job and failed complete a report for the job, despite having been instructed repeatedly in the past to do so. The Complainant alleged that the Respondent’s manager called the Complainant around mid-day and summarily dismissed the Complainant and his accompanying colleague, saying, (in so many words), “get the vans back to the yard… get out of my business… I’m done

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This article is correct at 31/10/2023

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