Vickers v Doherty and Doherty

JurisdictionIreland
CourtEmployment Appeal Tribunal (Ireland)
Judgment Date11 February 1999
Judgment citation (vLex)[1999] 2 JIEC 1101
Date11 February 1999

Employment Appeals Tribunal

Vickers v Doherty and Doherty

Abstract:

Dismissal - No reason offered for dismissal - Whether there was a contract of service - Jurisdiction - query on who the employers were

Claimant work as a dealer in a private members gambling club. He worked night shifts between two premises and took his training and instructions from the respondents. On one night he was informed by the respondents that they did not want him working there because of a cheque he had cashed for a customer. He had not received any instructions not to cash the cheque. The following morning he was informed that he was not wanted on the presimes. He requested a meeting with Colette but was refused. The Tribunal determined there was sufficient evidence of the conditions of work to conclude that the claimant had all the ingredients of a contract of service. It concluded his dismissal was unfair and awarded him £1,500 for unfair dismissal, £500 under the Minimum...

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