Gary Maloney v Griffin Autos Ltd Bill Griffin [2024]

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Issues covered: Unfair dismissal – unauthorised absence – dismissal or resignation


The Complainant had been employed as a sales representative by the Respondent from 4 October 2021 until 8 October 2022, when his employment was terminated. Prior to this termination, the Complainant requested annual leave three weeks prior to its occurrence to attend a wedding, which had been booked prior to it having been requested. The Complainant was advised by the Respondent that those dates were unavailable because other members of staff had already booked their holidays for the same time. The Complainant alleged he was later given an assurance that “it would be fine”, but this was denied by the Respondent. The Complainant went on annual leave, and by coincidence

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