The Reasonable Belief of the Employer in Establishing "Guilt or Innocence"

Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 23 March 2018
Aileen Fleming
Daniel Spring & Co.

Background to the case

The worker was employed as a General Labourer from January 2014 to October 2015 when he was dismissed for gross misconduct on 5th October 2015. 

A complaint of unfair dismissal was lodged which was adjudicated at the WRC in February 2017. The claim for unfair dismissal was upheld and an award of €12,500 was made in the claimant’s favour but on appeal to the Labour Court in January 2018, a contrary view was taken and the decision to dismiss was upheld.

The facts and issues recited before the WRC and the Labour Court were essentially the same but the outcomes

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This article is correct at 23/03/2018
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Aileen Fleming
Daniel Spring & Co.

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