Review of Recent EAT Decision - Dismissal for Gross Misconduct

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 28 February 2011 Issues covered:

Today's EAT review concerns Patricia Heffernan v Dunnes Stores (UD 1355/2009), a case that received quite a bit of coverage on both sides of the border due the facts that it involved a well-known retail employer and their customer loyalty scheme. Most important for our employer readers are the legal lessons that should be learned from this case. Eversheds detail these at the end of this review.

Case Name: Elaine Martin v Tesco Ireland Holdings Limited (UD 1455/2009)

Legislation: Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005; Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1997 TO 2007 (the “Acts”)

Jurisdictions/Subject Matter: Dismissal for Gross Misconduct


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