BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd v Konczak Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 1188
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionAbsence and Sickness, Discrimination and Equality
Mrs Konczak was employed as a secretary until her dismissal in 2007. She had experienced a long history of stress and problems in the workplace which eventually led to a mental breakdown. One particular incident in April 2006 which involved a sexist comment from her line manager was described as the ‘final straw’ and she did not return to work due to work-related stress.
The main argument was the extent to which the Respondent was liable for the breakdown as the ET had previously held that the manager’s comment had caused the illness and that BAE was liable for all consequent losses totalling £360,000.
BAE contended on appeal that it should not be held liable for such an amount, especially
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