Case update (1): Sickness absence – Pull a sickie at your peril

Summary: Is ‘pulling a sickie’ dishonest and sufficient to amount to gross misconduct? Yes, says the EAT in Ajaj v Metroline West Limited available here. Facts:  Mr Ajaj, a bus driver for Metroline West (‘Metroline’), slipped on a wet floor at work and claimed he was unable to work for some time due to a…
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