Monday, 16 January 2017

EasyJet Sack Crew for Eating Bacon Sandwhich Given to her by Manager.

Shannon Gleeson was given the boot from the budget airline for gross misconduct and theft for failing to check with her superior if the food was paid for. 
The 22-year-old ate the baguette as she has a nut allergy and was unable to find safe food while abroad, an employment tribunal at Cambridge Magistrates Court heard. 
But a member of staff reported Ms Gleeson and her manager to the company, after they spied the pair eating the £4.50 bacon baguette and a croque monster meant for passengers. 
An investigation into the incident was launched by easyJet, and despite Ms Gleeson apologising and offering to pay the fee she was sacked alongside her manager. 

The court was told she breached company policy by not asking for a receipt, but she may not have fallen foul of the rules as the panel also heard that the airline’s policy placed no obligation on the consumer to see a receipt if food had been given to them. 
Ms Gleeson, who worked for easyJet for three years, refuted the claims she stole the food on the flight from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on last January. 
Now now 18 weeks pregnant, she said: “I am not a thief and that was what I was labelled as.”  The company settled the matter out of court for an undisclosed sum earlier this month, after hearing there was no way of recording missing stock from a flight. 
Employment Judge Michael Ord said: “The actual incident is not in dispute.
“Ms Gleeson ate a bacon baguette and she had not paid for it. That is the extent of the mistake.“You have actually got to show some loss for there to be a theft. 
“I see no evidence that anything was paid for or not paid for.”The court heard easyJet has no ‘black and white’ policy regarding food given to staff. 
Ross Fraser, the manager who dismissed Shannon, said: “It doesn’t say it in black and white, but the expectation is there.