Manchester City Council v Thurston [2002] IRLR 319 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Contractual sick pay: Contractual clause withholding sick pay for misconduct had no effect

    Date:
    22 July 2002

    An employer was not entitled to withhold sick pay from an employee who took sick leave because of anxiety and depression immediately after being disciplined for misconduct, notwithstanding a contractual clause excluding such entitlement where sickness was "due, or attributable, to his own misconduct", the EAT holds in Manchester City Council v Thurston.