Edward Keeler v Tradmet Ltd

CourtEmployment Appeal Tribunal (Ireland)
Judgment Date28 June 1999
Judgment citation (vLex)[1999] 6 JIEC 2803
Date28 June 1999

Employment Appeals Tribunal

Edward Keeler v Tradmet Limited

Claimant injured in accident while at work by a third party. He took sick leave and indicated an early return to work. Sick leave extended with medical certificates submitted to employer. Claimant initiated personal injury action and relations soured. Respondent's business affected by absence of claimant as his work was of a highly skilled function. On his return to work after four months his job was no longer there. The Tribunal determined the respondent overstated the problem. Four month recovery period was not unreasonable. His period of absence was too short to justify dismissal which was deemed unfair but re-instatement was ordered despite some...

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