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    is this unfair dismissal
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    • 20th Jun 08, 8:06 PM
    is this unfair dismissal 20th Jun 08 at 8:06 PM
    my friend has asked me to ask on here for some advice, the story goes

    my friend developed shingles in her mouth the week beginning 2 may, she works as a telephonist and continued working till she was sent home on 4th she went back in on the thursday but was too ill to stay, she went to doctors, who gave her a sick note from the 4th for 2 weeks and the doctor said she would not return to work until she gets a clear blood test result so would propbably be on sick longer, she went again this monday gone and was given another sick note. this was taken into her work on wednesday, she has since received a letter from her boss saying that they have terminated her contract due to her not giving her enough notice that she would not be in work on wednesday.

    surely they cannot finish her because of this because
    1 she was on sick at the time
    2 the first sicknote was valid til wednesday wasn't it
    3 surely they cannot assume that she would return to work straight away as the sicknote did not have a return to work date on it.

    her daughter has contacted acas and they seem to think its a clear case of unfair dismissal,

    any ideas what steps to take now and also where does she stand on benefits as she is disabled as well and receives DLA but is ot sure how it works with her not been well.

    thanks in advance
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