Jimmy Lee v CG Power Systems Ireland Limited Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUD 810/2010
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionContracts of Employment
The Respondent Company offered staff the opportunity of taking a career break. Under the written agreement, when an employee availed of the career break they were to give the Company three months' notice of their intention to return to work. The Appellant went on a year long career break from early November 2007. The Respondent contacted the Claimant on 28 November 2008 and pointed out that they had had no contact from the Claimant and asked if he intended on returning to work. The Respondent said that the Claimant was dismissive on the phone, asking if the Respondent had nothing better to do than to check up on him.
The Respondent tried several times in January 2009 to contact
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