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Constructive dismissal: employee on sickness absence affirmed contract

Mari v Reuters Ltd EAT/0539/13

constructive dismissal | affirmation | sickness absence

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employee on long-term sickness absence and in receipt of sick pay had affirmed her contract following alleged breaches by her employer. No special considerations apply where an employee alleges that the employer's breach amounts to a demotion.