A State Authority v A Worker Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionHealth and Safety, Pay
This case involved an appeal against a Rights Commissioner's findings.
The claimant was a teacher. She alleged that she was penalised by the Respondent, contrary to s.27 of the Act, by being referred to a psychiatrist for assessment, being prevented from undertaking her teaching duties and in being removed from the Respondent’s payroll.
The Claimant was certified as unfit for work by a consultant psychiatrist in respect of a series of extensive absences over four academic years, although the certificates issued did not specify the nature of the Claimant’s illness.
She was directed by the Respondent's CEO to attend another specialist occupational physician for assessment. Instead, the
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