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Orr V Celbridge Taverns Limited (In Receivership) & Alladdin Associates Limited [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Sickness and Absence
Issues covered: absence; medical reports

The claimant was a chef. He split up with his long-term partner and had some child caring problems. He used annual leave and then sickness absence to deal with this. At some point he had sent a text to a manager in which he was “thinking about ending it all”. The claimant said it was his ex-partner who had sent this text. Nonetheless, the company doctor referred the claimant to a psychiatrist and the firm insisted on receiving a psychiatrist's report before allowing him back to work. He felt this was unreasonable and claimed constructive dismissal.  

The EAT found against the claimant.

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This article is correct at 29/05/2015

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