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CAN AN EMPLOYEE BE MADE REDUNDANT ON MEDICAL GROUNDS[CHRONIC

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CAN AN EMPLOYEE BE MADE REDUNDANT ON MEDICAL GROUNDS[CHRONIC BACK TROUBLE AWAITING TREATMENT] WORKS AS IN HEALTH CARE SECTOR, SO THAT SHE CAN GO ON
DISABLEMENT UNTIL RECOVERY AFTER TREATMENT
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: UK Employment Law
Expert:  Senior Partner replied 5 years ago.
Ill health is not a basis for redundancy. Redundancy arises from circumstances unconnected with the individual employee's performance. For example redundancy can arise if the employer needs fewer employees and may hen select on the basis of performance in deciding who to dismiss . Selecting someone for dismissal because of illness is simply dismissal which has to be down fairly and after proper inquiry.

It is possible to dismiss someone for long term sickness but it depends on the circumstances.

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Expert:  Senior Partner replied 5 years ago.
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