A FORMER EMPLOYEE of a regional airport has been awarded over €9,000 in the Labour Court over a case of unfair dismissal
The worker had been fired from his role as a search unit officer, with the reasons given for the dismissal including “his support for the use of cannabis for medicinal use” and “his passionate advocacy of an illegal drug and his declared position as a cannabis activist”.
The worker took a case believing that he had been sacked for his “political beliefs” on cannabis and sought redress.
However, despite the complainant wishing to be reinstated to his job, the Labour Court determined that wasn’t the appropriate course of action, and awarded him compensation instead.
By Sean Murray
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