Doherty v Distribution Services Teo

CourtEmployment Appeal Tribunal (Ireland)
Judgment Date26 April 1999
Judgment citation (vLex)[1999] 4 JIEC 2601
Date26 April 1999

Employment Appeals Tribunal

Doherty v Distribution Services Teo.


Claimant originally for in the warehouse of the respondent until he won by competition a role described as a crewman. This offered better terms as it involved trips outside Dublin with good allowances. Due to staffing problems in the warehouse and his knowledge of it he was asked to return, for the most part, to working in the warehouse. Claimant was not happy with this arrangement and approached the managing director. The evidence was conflicting as to what happened next other than the claimant believed that he was being sent home. Subsequently he requested that he return to the crew role, the company said he would work where they wanted. The Tribunal determined that the onus was upon the claimant to prove that he was entitled to believe that he was dismissed by the respondent. The...

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