Managing and dismissing employees for long term illness/injury absences

Generally speaking, an employer is able to terminate an employee on the basis of his/her injury or illness, provided the employer can prove the injured/ill employee is unable to meet the inherent requirements of their pre-injury position or pre-illness position. However, there is an added complexity due to the need to provide reasonable adjustments or redeployment if possible. There are also a number of legislative instruments that the employee may avail him/herself of in the event the employer dismisses them for an inability to perform the ‘inherent requirements’ of the role owing to the illness or injury.

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