Western Brand Group Limited v Aneta Petrova [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    ILCR Determination No. UDD1819
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Absence and Sickness, Discrimination
Issues covered: Section 8A, Unfair Dismissal Acts, 1977 to 2015; Unfair Dismissal; Pregnancy

This case involved a claim of unfair dismissal. The claimant had been dismissed by phone on the 29th December 2015 due to her unavailability to attend work. She subsequently received her P45 from the Appellant which stated that the 18th December 2015 was the date of cessation of her employment. The fact of her dismissal was not in dispute. The claimant alleged that she had been dismissed due to the fact she was pregnant and her pregnancy related illness.

The appellant claimed that the claimant had submitted a medical certificate of unfitness for work from the 17th to 28th of December 2015. They claimed that this certificate did not specify her illness. The claimant said that she

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This article is correct at 26/04/2018

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