Contract Law: Sickness Absence

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 10 October 2012 Issues covered:

This article concerns Sickness Absence and the Impact of the case of Delaney v Central Bank of Ireland.

Natasha Canniffe writes:

Sickness absence in the workplace, particularly where it is recurrent or long term, has a significant impact on employers. It is for that reason that employers will often seek to send employees to an occupational physician or specialist for assessment of their fitness to work.

The decision of Laffoy J in the case of Delaney v Central Bank of Ireland [2011] IEHC 212 has highlighted the need to follow fair procedure in referring an employee for assessment in this context. It is important that employers appreciate the distinction in this regard between the obligation

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