Mari v Reuters Ltd EAT/0539/13
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Constructive dismissal: Employee who accepted contractual sick pay for 39 weeks had affirmed contract
- 1 April 2015
In Mari v Reuters Ltd EAT/0539/13, the EAT upheld an employment tribunal decision that an employee on sick leave who accepted contractual sick pay for 39 weeks, and who called on her employer to perform other aspects of the contract, had affirmed the contract and had therefore lost the right to claim constructive dismissal.
- 13 February 2015
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employee on long-term sickness absence and in receipt of sick pay had affirmed her contract following alleged breaches by her employer. No special considerations apply where an employee alleges that the employer's breach amounts to a demotion.