Chambers v Lifford Association for Tourism, Culture & Hertiage Ltd

JurisdictionIreland
CourtEmployment Appeal Tribunal (Ireland)
Judgment Date01 March 1999
Judgment citation (vLex)[1999] 3 JIEC 0102
Date01 March 1999

Employment Appeals Tribunal

Chambers v Lifford Association for Tourism, Culture & Hertiage Ltd

Abstract:

Dismissal - Constructive dismissall - Onus of proof - Behaviour of claimant - Conflict of evidence on employment termination

Claimant was on a renewable fixed term contract. She did not have a written contract. She worked in the respondent's kitchen and had no difficulty until a new supervisor was appointed. The claimant claimed the new person could not handle the work load, and this lead to the supervisor putting pressure on the claimant. Claimant reported the situation to the manager and a staff meeting was convened. respondent was aware that some staff members were unhappy with the new supervisor. The meeting was dominated by the claimant and the respondent was most unhappy with her conduct at the meeting. A written waring was given to the claimant (and another employee) following it. At a meeting in the manager's office the claimant, it was alleged, was aggressive and continuously interrupted him. There was conflicting evidence as to the circumstances of the claimant leaving the company...

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