Keelings Logistics Solutions v A Worker [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    LCR 21907
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Absence and Sickness, Pay
Issues covered: Section 13(9), Industrial Relations Act, 1969; Unauthorised Sick Leave; Elective Surgery

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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This article is correct at 01/04/2019

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