Abbey National Plc v. Fairbrother - Sickness and claim of unfair constructive dismissal [2007] EAT

Mrs Fairbrother was employed by Abbey as a customer manager. She was known by her colleagues to suffer from an obsessive compulsive disorder which made her vulnerable to taunts and hurtful comments. She brought an official grievance, felt Abbey's response was inadequate and resigned. Her resignation resulted in successful claims for unfair constructive dismissal and disability discrimination, but both have been overturned by the EAT on appeal.

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