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Sickness Absence Dismissal

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by Alice W., Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Alice W.

    Alice W. New commenter

    I know that employers can't ask about past illness anymore (verbal or otherwise) but what about where an application form asks about dismissal? I've filled in several and have had to put a reason why I was dismissed (which was illness), is there a law as to the detail they can ask for?
    Hope someone out there knows about this.
  2. Contact your union for advice.
  3. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    There is nothing to stop them asking for a reason about why you were dismissed - but there is no need for detail. It is probably in your interests to declare the reason for dismissal as illness rather than them 'assume' it was for something else, and to inform at interview if raised that this is now resolved and you have fully recovered.
  4. Alice W.

    Alice W. New commenter

    Thanks for that. It's confirmed what I've already done is okay.

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