Dismissal While on Long Term Sick - Galway Airport v Norman Clune EAT Case

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 23 October 2009
Anna Broderick
Issues covered:

Galway Airport v Norman Clune (UD 420/2008)


The appellant (the ‘employer’) appealed the decision of the rights commissioner. The claimant (the ‘employee’) was injured in a car accident in April 2006, and was hospitalised for three days. The employee went on sick leave and submitted weekly sick certificates to the employer. The employee attended with the employer’s doctor recommending that the employee’s condition be reviewed in three months time.

Before the expiry of the recommended three months, the employer wrote to the employee terminating his employment and enclosing his P45. The employee did not receive any warnings that his position was under review and no disciplinary process

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