Grace v Wright [Employment Appeals Tribunal]

CourtEmployment Appeal Tribunal (Ireland)
Judgment Date30 June 1999
Judgment citation (vLex)[1999] 6 JIEC 3004

Employment Appeals Tribunal

Grace v Wright


Unfair dismissal - Timekeeping - Warnings - Conflict of evidence

Respondent claimed the claimant had an attitude problem and did not take correction. Warnings were given to him several warnings about his timekeeping and absences. While a new basic rate was being worked on by the respondent the claimant refused to work pending the new rate. In a heated discussion on the matter the claimant, it was alleged spat at the respondent's wife. For this and the genenal problems he had with the claimant, he dismissed him. The Tribunal determined, on balance, that the claimant was unfairly dismissed but that he had substantially contributed to it. In total he was awarded £ 363.


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