Land Rover Employee Asks 808 Sick Days, Company Fires Him, Wins Case | Economy

The absences cost the company more than $ 130,000.

December 30, 2020 3 min read

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How many days off do you have at work? Well, a man who worked at Jaguar Land Rover was fired from the company for taking 808 sick days. The English company wanted to fire him, but he sued and won the lawsuit. What happened?

According to the Birmingham Live newspaper, it is Vic Rumbold, an employee who lived near the Castle Bromwich factory who has not come to his workplace on several occasions and for various reasons. Among them, for health reasons, injuries at work and even an alleged assault. Therefore, the company proceeded with its termination. However, Jaguar Land Rover did not follow the correct procedures before firing Rumbold in December 2018 for “driving and racing” reasons.

Rumbold therefore appealed to Birmingham Labor Court, where he alleged wrongful dismissal. Judge Johnson, in charge of their case, concluded that the company had not properly applied attendance management procedures and “had not reasonably reached a stage in this process where it could consider dismissal”.

According to the ruling, if Jaguar Land Rover had followed its own procedures it would have reached the stage where Mr. Vic Rumbold would have received advice or a warning about his absences so that he could improve.

Everything seems to be bad for the company, but Mr. Vic had serious health problems. In early 2018, he had hip problems and was diagnosed with avascular necrosis, which causes chronic pain. His pain was so bad that he could not work from March 12 to August 13 of the same year. He needed hip replacement surgery.

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The company, after learning of the man’s illness, gave him other duties, which the complainant described as “put together just to get him back to work”. In addition, he added that he was prohibited from using his cane for fear of damaging the bodywork of the engines.

Jaguar Land Rover, explained in court that “the level of absence over the past 18 years costs around 130 thousand dollars. We have to take into account the behavior, the absence and evidence of enthusiasm to come back ”.

As the man was not allowed to complete his treatment and give him the necessary facilities to work, the judge ruled that Vic Rumbold will receive compensation, but the amount will be announced until next year.

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