G4S Secure Solutions (IRL) LTD v A Worker [2024]

  • Decision Number
    (CD/23/292, LCR22902)
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Workplace investigation - Fair procedures – Unpaid suspension – Legal representation


The Worker was employed as a security officer for the Employer from 12 July 2005 until his resignation on 6 July 2023. The Worker was accused by a client of the Employer that the Worker may have allowed access by an unauthorised person to the client’s secure site. The Employer placed the Worker on paid suspension immediately and began to conduct an investigation. The Worker objected to the allegations raised and the investigatory process itself and refused to engage in the investigation. In response to this refusal, the Employer placed the Worker on unpaid suspension from 21 May 2022. The Worker referred the dispute to the WRC under the Industrial Relations Act 1969.


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