Fox v British Airways Plc  EWCA Civ 972
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 972
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal
Mr Fox worked for British Airways for over 20 years. Following a six-month period of sickness leave and having exhausted his sick pay entitlement, he was given notice of dismissal for medical incapacity. Mr Fox died one month after his employment terminated. Prior to his dismissal, he had been contractually entitled to a death-in-service benefit. Had Mr Fox been employed when he died, the benefit payable would have been £85,000. Mr Fox’s father brought proceedings claiming that his son was liable for Unfair Dismissal and/or disability discrimination and seeking £85,000 in compensation.
Already a subscriber?
Click here to login and access the full article.Log in now to read the full article
Don't miss out, start your free trial today!
Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.
Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe
24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues
Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law
Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from Maxine Orr, Partner at Worthingtons Solicitors
The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.