William McIlwrath v Walkers Snack Services LimitedPosted In: Case Law
Case Reference NIIT 1528/15
Legal BodyNI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Absence and Sickness, Health and Safety
The claimant worked for the respondent as a Sales Development Representative. Following restructuring, the employer provided the claimant with a Volkswagen ‘Caddy’ vehicle which was a smaller model than other vehicles the company leased.
The claimant began developing health problems and struggled with the compact size of the vehicle. He raised concerns on a number of occasions about these issues. Initially, the respondent instructed a physio-ergonomist to investigate and it was advised that it was a ‘short term issue’ which was likely to improve. However, after further months the same specialist then recognised that a change in vehicle was likely the only solution to the claimant’s
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