In this article, Edward Wanambwa, partner in the employment team, comments on the outcome of recent tribunal case Dundee City Council v Sharp and outlines the factors that should be considered before dismissing an employee on long-term sick leave.

This article first appeared in the December 2011 edition of 'HR Bullets'.

Sickness dismissal no link between reasonableness of investigation and employees length of service - HR Bullets Dec11.pdf