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Sickness absence: Decision to dismiss disabled employee for long-term sickness absence was disproportionate and unreasonable

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In O'Brien v Bolton St Catherine's Academy [2017] IRLR 547 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the employer's decision to disregard new medical evidence and dismiss an employee on long-term sickness absence amounted to both discrimination arising from disability and unfair dismissal.