The Employment Relations Authority has dismissed a personal grievance claim for unjustified dismissal where one of the grounds for dismissal was the employee’s refusal to take part in the disciplinary process.

The ERA has confirmed that employees have a duty to communicate with their employers even during a disciplinary process, and a refusal to take part cannot be “appropriate” conduct, and in part justified the dismissal.

The employee had also refused to undertake their normal duties during the disciplinary process and this was also held to justify their dismissal.

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