Bridgewater Paper Company Ltd v Hillyer and another EAT/0376/09
Reports relating to this case:
Incapability: Employees were not entitled to payments under disability scheme if able to work elsewhere
- 25 July 2011
In Bridgewater Paper Company Ltd v Hillyer and another EAT/0376/09, the EAT held that the employment tribunal erred in interpreting a long-term disability benefit scheme as meaning that employees were entitled to receive payments on the basis that they were no longer fit to work for the employing company, even if they would have been fit to work in a different environment.
- 21 February 2011
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that, on its true construction, a company's long-term disability scheme applied to employees who were permanently incapable of employment in any capacity, rather than merely incapable of working for the company.