Rumbold v Jaguar Land Rover Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Sickness and Absence
The claimant was employed by the respondent car manufacturer from 1999 until his dismissal in December 2018. He had worked in various car assembly roles. In terms of the background to the dismissal, there was little by way of dispute substantively. The claimant had a significant amount of absences during his 19 years working for the respondent. He had over 808 shifts that he had missed which was calculated as costing the company in £95,860 in sick pay. Indeed, the Tribunal noted that the respondent had a very generous sick pay scheme for a private employer.
There were various reasons throughout the years for the absences but in most years the
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