13 September 2007
Sacked Iceland worker gets payout
An Iceland Frozen Foods worker who was dismissed for closing a store early has been awarded compensation, Work Place Law reports
Alexander Thomson, who worked as a supervisor for the company at its Irvine shop, closed the premises an hour early on December 18th 2006.
The company said that his actions amounted to dereliction of duties and gross mismanagement and subsequently sacked him.
During a tribunal, the former employee stated that on the day in question he, along with other members of staff, had arrived at work an hour early to help with a delivery.
According to Mr Thomson, he had chosen to close an hour prematurely because he did not believe that he would be compensated for the additional hour's work.
Iceland, who had argued that Mr Thomson had made the decision merely for personal convenience, was forced to pay £2,182 in compensation.
A former director of the London Irish Centre was recently awarded almost £47,000 in compensation after successfully claiming unfair dismissal.