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Sunday 21 September 2014

Tesco ordered to pay drug dealer €11,500

Gordon Deegan

Published 10/06/2014 | 02:30

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THE Irish arm of supermarket giant Tesco has been ordered to pay a convicted drug dealer €11,500 arising from the man's unfair dismissal from the retailer.

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The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) made the order after finding that the man's dismissal was not fair and was procedurally unfair.

His dismissal in September 2011 came two months after he pleaded guilty to a charge of the possession of drugs with intent to supply. He received an eight-month suspended jail term for the offence.

He had started working for the retailer in 1996 and had a blemish-free employment record over 15 years before his dismissal.

On informing Tesco of the conviction the retailer placed him on suspension with pay pending further investigation.

Irish Independent

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