Rebecca Downie V Department for Social Development & others 
Case Reference1050/14 2443/14
Legal BodyNI Industrial/Employment Tribunal
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The claimant worked for the respondent as an administrative officer. She suffered from an active and severe form of Crohn’s disease and was off work for a number of periods, underwent surgery and was diagnosed with anxiety.
Due to being absent from work for 80 working days she met with her line manager pursuant to the ‘Inefficiency Sickness Absence Policy’ to see if any inefficiency action would be taken. The decision was taken to issue the claimant with a written warning, despite the fact that there were strong mitigating circumstances not least the serious illness of her father.
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