EAT confirms “pulling a sickie” is dishonest

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently held that “pulling a sickie” when not actually ill can amount to dishonesty and misrepresentation, warranting dismissal on the grounds of gross misconduct.

Whilst this may seem to be a statement of the obvious, we take a closer look at the case.

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Hannah Robbins


I am a very experienced employment lawyer and advocate in tribunal. I act on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues.