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Employee who "pulls a sickie" can be dismissed for misconduct

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Metroline West Ltd v Ajaj; Ajaj v Metroline West Ltd EAT/0185/15 & EAT/0295/15

unfair dismissal | misconduct | fraudulent sick leave

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has affirmed that an employee who makes up, or exaggerates the effects of, an injury or illness to take fraudulent sick leave is fundamentally breaching the implied term of trust and confidence and can be dismissed for misconduct.