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NatWest faces £2m claim over cancer-stricken worker’s dismissal

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The NatWest case exposes the thorny ethical issues companies face when employees are away for long periods because of illnesses

Adeline Willis said she was physically and emotionally in turmoil as NatWest abolished her £160,000-a-year position without any offer of alternative employment in 2020

NatWest was accused of being “in a state of denial” during the closing arguments of an employment tribunal over unfair dismissal of a former staffer’s disability that arose from cancer.

The case, which entered its final stage on 17 January, centres on Brentwood-based Adeline Willis, 44, who said she was physically and emotionally in turmoil as NatWest abolished her £160,000-a-year position without any offer of alternative employment in the first quarter of 2020. She had been diagnosed with bowel cancer the previous August.

Source: https://www.fnlondon.com/articles/natwest-accused-of-being-in-a-state-of-denial-over-employees-disability-from-cancer-in-2m-claim-20220118

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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