HGV driver found drinking in social club while on sick leave was unfairly dismissed, tribunal finds


 

A lorry driver sacked from his job after he was spotted drinking and smoking outside a social club while on sick leave was unfairly dismissed, according to an employment tribunal. Colin Kane, 66, was a driver for Ryton-based surfacing and aggregates firm Debmat and had suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for several years. The condition meant he had periods of absence due to ill-health and it was during one of these that he was spotted by a colleague at […]