Joanne Fitzpatrick v Apple Distribution International Ltd. [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline
Issues covered: unfair dismissal; constructive dismissal; promotion; resignation during a grievance process


The Complainant was employed as a Customer Relations Advisor with the Respondent from 9 October 2017 to the date of her resignation and alleged constructive dismissal on 30 April 2021, for which the Complainant gave 30 days' notice. The Complainant claimed that two incidents at work and an unsatisfactory grievance procedure arising from the second incident created an environment which entitled the Complainant to resign and claim constructive dismissal.

The Respondent claimed the Complainant resigned her employment without exhausting or fully utilising the Respondent’s internal grievance procedure and did not provide the Respondent enough time to implement the recommendations

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This article is correct at 20/09/2023

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