A security officer in a shopping centre, who denies misappropriating money from shopping centre pay stations, wins his case for unfair dismissal and is awarded €46,800.
Claimant was security officer employed by property management company-manager carried out investigation into alleged misappropriation of funds-manager satisfied that findings merited referral onwards for possible disciplinary action-referred case to company director-claimant categorically denied taking money-respondent in liquidation and failed to appear-Tribunal not satisfied claimant misappropriated money-respondent did not prove dismissal was fair-uncontested evidence of claimant-unfair dismissal claim succeeds-awarded €46,800 and four weeks’ pay under Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts.
For claimant: Elaine Morgan BL instructed by David Burke & Co solicitors
For respondent: Derek Dunne BL instructed by McCullagh Higgins & Co. Solicitors on 9th July 2012
(No appearance by or on behalf of respondent on 15th November, 2012)
Decision published: 12th April, 2013