HSE Mid West v Michael Power [2016]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    Determination No. PWD169
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Absence and Sickness, Pay
Issues covered: Industrial Relations Acts, 1946 to 1990; Section 7(1), Payment of Wages Act, 1991; Sick Pay

This case concerned the alleged wrongful denial of sick pay. The complainant was absent from work for 6 weeks and submitted medical certificates for one week during this period, with the remaining medical certificates submitted on his return to work. Despite this certification he was denied payment under the sick pay scheme. The Court acknowledged that the employee failed to comply with the company's submission policy and the appeal failed. However the Court noted that best practice indicates that employers should make reasonable efforts to maintain contact with an employee while on certified sick leave.


Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, register 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.

Already a subscriber, now or Register

This article is correct at 03/06/2016

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.

Legal Island
Legal Island

The main content of this article was provided by Legal Island. Contact telephone number is 028 9446 3888 / 01 401 3874 or email hub@legal-island.com

View all articles by Legal Island