Review of Recent EAT Decision - Unfair Dismissal and Employee SurveillancePosted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 19 May 2011
Today's EAT review concerns the case of James O’Connor v Galen Limited (UD1514/2009), which involved covert surveillance of an employee prior to his dismissal.
Case Name: James O’Connor v Galen Limited (UD1514/2009)
Legislation: Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1997 TO 2007 (the “Acts”)
Subject Matter: Dismissal on grounds of gross misconduct; legality of surveillance.
The claimant was employed as a sales manager in charge of a team of five staff. He was dismissed in January 2009 on the grounds of gross misconduct based on a surveillance operation carried out by the company. The allegations made
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