Failure to Follow Company Doctor's Advice Results in Award for Employee

Posted in : Equality Law Decisions on 14 February 2022
Alison Martin
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Reasonable Accommodation

The case of Nadezda Solomonova v Milne Foods Limited (ADJ-00023754) looks at the obligations on an employer to provide reasonable accommodation where an employee has informed them of a disability.

The Complainant in this case commenced employment with the Respondent in April 2007 and worked as a general operative on a vegetable production line, on minimum wage.

Complainant's Case

The Complainant began to experience severe reaction when processing onions on the production line. The Complainant attended with her GP, who wrote to the Respondent asking if it is possible for her to avoid working with onions noting she had "a severe reaction to working with onions – eyes swollen and streaming and

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