Higgins v Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionAbsence and Sickness, Discrimination and Equality
The claimant worked as a trading assistant for the respondent from August 2009 until her resignation on 23rd December 2019. In 2013 the claimant was referred to a cardiology consultant after reporting faintness and light headedness. There were multiple referrals to cardiology over a period of years, with a difficulty in diagnosis ranging from postural hypotension to ventricular ectopic beats and supraventricular tachycardia. In one of her return-to-work interviews, the claimant stated that the condition does not affect her work and that she required no adjustments. The absences continued
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