Employee Incapacity – How do I handle it?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 20 May 2019
Jennifer Cashman
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In this months ‘How Do I Handle It?’ article, Jennifer Cashman, Partner and Practice Group Leader of Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Employment Group, addresses a query around employee incapacity. 

Our organisation has just become aware that one of our employees has a medical condition which we believe makes them unsuitable to work in our particular working environment. Our view is that we should terminate this employee's contract. How do we handle it?

The first consideration for employers who face this type of situation is the potential for a disability discrimination claim, under the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015, by an employee whose employment is terminated due to incapacity. Whilst

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This article is correct at 20/05/2019

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