Foat v Department for Work and Pensions Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Dispute Resolution, Wellbeing
The claimant commenced employment with the respondent in May 1999 as an administrative officer. He was then promoted to Executive Officer. The issue leading to this case was that the claimant has had a history of mental health problems since 2008. This includes anxiety and depression that has been quite severe at times.
In 2016 the claimant was put on a stress reduction plan and at that point he lost a bag containing sensitive work items. He suggested resigning, but was persuaded not to do anything rash. A senior executive officer in or around the same time gave a presentation on mental health in which he stated that 49% of people would have
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