Bugden v The Royal Mail Group Limited [2024]

  • Decision Number
    EAT 80
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination, Diversity & Inclusion
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Unfair Dismissal

Summary Description:

The Tribunal ought to have been aware of the need to consider alternatives to dismissal within the general fairness and reasonableness when it comes to making a dismissal, so it would be considered even if it was not raised.

Background:

The claimant was employed from 1994 until 2019 as an operational postal grade worker.   The claimant was dismissed following the application of the respondent’s absence management policy.  This was as a result of regular and substantial periods of absence between 2015 and 2019.   There were 32 periods of absence amounting to 297 days in total.  The respondent in making their decision stated they had no

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This article is correct at 04/06/2024
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Jason Elliott BL
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