Noel Farrell v Kepak Group (Meat Division) T/A Kepak Longford Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEAT UD1202/2013
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal
The claimant was employed as a night cleaner supervisor at the respondent’s company which is a meat processing plant. The claimant during the course of his employment was involved in a workplace accident. The accident happened when the claimant was in the process of clearing a blocked drain when his arm got stuck in the drain. Despite attempting to free his arm he was unable to do so. The fire brigade freed the claimant's arm after being stuck for approximately 3 to 4 hours; the claimant was then hospitalised for 3 days due to the heavy bruising to his arm.
The claimant was subsequently absent from work for 3 weeks following the accident and did not receive any sick pay during this
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