Costley v HSE for Northern Ireland & Others Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceNIIT 345/12, 2461/12, 485/13, 1621/13
Legal BodyNI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionAbsence and Sickness, Discipline and Grievance, Discrimination and Equality
The claimant was an occupational health nurse and after a period of retraining became re-graded as a health and safety inspector in December 2009. She became ill through anxiety and depression and was eventually given a phased return.
The claimant was given an informal warning in relation to allegations that she carried out private work amounting to a conflict of interest with her employment, defamatory comments and behaviour in the workplace amounting to misconduct. An investigation was to be carried out and the claimant was suspended from 11th November 2011. The suspension actually lasted until 4th June 2013 when the claimant medically retired, due to a combination of factors
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