Meanwhile, in Dublin, the Employment Appeals Tribunal has issued a ruling in case UD892/2012, Meade vs. Cineworld.
In 2012, Meade was an employee at Cineworld, and used his employee discount to buy a hot dog. The Cineworld Operations Manager, investigating an inventory shortfall, determined that Meade had received a large hot dog, but paid only for a regular hot dog.
Faced with this gross misconduct, this brazen thievery, Cineworld had no choice but to sack the criminal mastermind Meade (aka Dr. Evil). Meade appealed, arguing that: 1) Nobody reads the receipts before signing them; 2) Sacking him over €1 (the difference in price between regular & large) was just a tiny bit excessive.
The tribunal agreed, and today awarded Meade €20,000 in damages.
I imagine the Operations Manager feels quite the chump just now….