Farm Manager v Farmer [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Absence and Sickness
Issues covered: Breach of Fair Procedures; Unfair Dismissal; Incapacity

This case focuses on the issue of unfair dismissal. The Respondent had allegedly dismissed the Complainant from employment in order to avoid making a mandatory redundancy payment.

The Complainant commenced employment as a general operative with the Respondent in 1993 and was later promoted to the position of farm manager. In 2004, the Complainant was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The Complainant contended that he had never missed work due to the condition, save for the exception of two or three days in 2012. In June 2018, the Respondent informed the Complainant that an insurance issue arose and he was not permitted to return to work until he obtained a letter from his neurologist that

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This article is correct at 16/04/2019

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