Kevin Birkett v Ocean And General Maritime Agencies Limited [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Sham Interview for Vacancy

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 claimant was certified to return to work on or around 26 February 2013 by both his GP and OH.

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This article is correct at 02/04/2015

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