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The EAT has overturned the tribunal’s reasoning in a case on dismissal for long-term sickness absence.

A particular feature of the case, Monmouthshire County Council v Harris, is that there had been a failure to make reasonable adjustments (allowing homeworking), but these would not have helped if made at the time of dismissal. The case considered both justification under the Equality Act, and unfair dismissal.

See If incapacity is due to the employer or work>Equality Act 2010.