Review of Recent EAT Decision: Proportionality of Disciplinary Penalties

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 18 May 2012
David Fagan
Business Legal
Issues covered:

Case Name: Noel Cawley v. College Freight Limited (UD672/2010).

Legislation: Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2007; Redundancy Payments Acts 1967-2007; Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973-2005; Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

Jurisdiction/Subject Matter:
Unfair Dismissal


The claimant was employed as a lorry driver with the respondent since January 2005. In June 2009, the claimant was put on a final written warning for a period of twelve months. This warning was in respect of the claim that he negligently caused an accident; which damaged company property and failed to follow health and safety rules. The claimant stated that the cause of the accident was insufficient

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David Fagan
Business Legal

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