Kevin Birkett v Ocean And General Maritime Agencies Limited 
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal
In this case there was no appearance for or on behalf of the respondent. Accordingly, the Tribunal heard the uncontested evidence from the claimant.
The claimant in this case started working for the respondent on 12 August 2011 on a part time basis. On the 1 November 2012 he went off work on certified sick leave from his doctor suffering from work related stress. He contacted the Managing Director of the company on 7 January 2013 to try and discuss the source of his work related stress. However, the MD instructed him to contact the company doctor when he was fit to return to work. The
Already a subscriber?
Click here to login and access the full article.Log in now to read the full article
Don't miss out, start your free trial today!
Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.
We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.
We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.
You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.
You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.
The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.