IBM Sick Leave | The company gave 8 crores without working in 15 years, yet the employee filed a case
File Photo Mumbai: Often you need a government job. What is the reason behind this? Holidays are more common. This does not happen in private places, where holidays are very few. Good companies give enough leave to their employees, including some long leave in case of emergency. For example, if an employee suddenly falls seriously ill, he or she may go on sick leave. Many companies continue to pay salary for a few months even during such illness. But then have to go on leave without pay. Now a case related to such a holiday has come to the fore, which will make your ears perk up. So let’s know what is the whole matter… Ian Clifford was on sick leave for 15 years This happened in IT company IBM, an employee working in this company was on sick leave for the last 15 years. During these 15 years the company continued to pay his salary. And this salary was not a small amount but was more than 54 thousand pounds. That is, if we calculate in Indian rupees, then it is about 55 lakh rupees annually. According to the employee, this salary is very less. In this case, the employee presented a claim against the company in the court. He alleged that the company was discriminating against him for not increasing his salary for the last 15 years. He told the court that in these 15 years inflation has increased wildly, but his salary has remained constant. In such a situation, they have suffered a big loss. Also read How did the matter turn out? The case involved an employee named Ian Clifford. He started working with a company named Lotus Development in 2000. Later IBM bought Lotus Development. Clifford fell ill in 2008 and went on sick leave. He had filed a case against the company in 2013, stating that he had not received any increment or leave salary in the last five years from 2008 to 2013. To settle the matter, IBM made Clifford part of its disability plan. Under which the employee is paid 75% of his salary till he reaches the age of 65 years. In this way, he was getting 54,028 pounds i.e. about 55.34 lakh rupees every year. IBM has paid him more than 8 crores in the last 15 years. On the other hand, according to Clifford, this salary is insufficient and therefore he demanded that the salary be increased in line with inflation. However, when the matter came up for hearing, the court rejected Clifford’s demand. The court said that even if the amount he gets is halved in 30 years due to inflation, it will still be a fair amount.