Rodgers v Leeds Laster Cutting Ltd [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EAT 69
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Coronavirus

The claimant commenced work with the respondent in June 2019.  When the Coronavirus Pandemic arose in early 2020 the respondent had an external professional carry out a risk assessment.  This recommended social distancing, staggering start times and sanitising surfaces.   The issue in this case is that on 29th March 2020 the claimant emailed his line manager stating that he had to stay off work due to the pandemic.  This was on the basis that he had a child with sickle cell disease as well as a seven month old child who could have underlying health issues.

The claimant received a self-isolation note from NHS covering 28th March to 3rd April.  The claimant

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This article is correct at 12/05/2022

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