William McIlwrath v Walkers Snack Services Limited

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    [2016] NIIT 1528/15
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Absence and Sickness, Health and Safety
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Constructive Dismissal; Ill Health; Medical Recommendation; Ergonomics

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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This article is correct at 05/02/2016

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