Keelings Logistics Solutions v A Worker Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceLCR 21907
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionAbsence and Sickness, Pay
The Complainant was a warehouse operative who commenced employment with the Respondent company in May 2010. In 2016, the Complainant arranged to travel to Poland for some elective surgery and did not inform the Respondent of the procedure until June 2016 which was approximately two weeks before the scheduled surgery date. The Respondent did not pay the Complainant any sick pay for his period of absence.
The Complainant referred the issue to the Workplace Relations Commission where the complaint failed and so the Complainant then sought to appeal WRC Recommendation under Section 13(9), of the Industrial Relations Act, 1969. In his argument, the Complainant maintained that the staff handbook
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