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Long-term sickness absence: dismissal was disproportionate and unreasonable

This report relates to 1 case(s)

O'Brien v Bolton St Catherine's Academy [2017] IRLR 547 CA

long-term sick leave | discrimination arising from disability | unfair dismissal

The Court of Appeal has held that an employer's decision to disregard new medical evidence and dismiss an employee on long-term sickness absence amounted to discrimination arising from disability and unfair dismissal.