Aspden v Webbs Poultry & Meat Group (Holdings) Ltd QBD 1996

Aspden v Webbs Poultry and Meat Group (Holdings) Ltd [1996] IRLR 521, QBD on 27th November 1995.

Case Summary

Authority for the proposition that:

there can be an implied term in an employment contract to the effect that an employer may not lawfully terminate an employee's employment while the latter is absent on sick leave if that results in the employee losing entitlement to contractual sickness benefits (unless of course the employee's conduct entitled the employer to dismiss him summarily).

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