Stress entitled dismissed civil servant to be awarded disability pension

In February 2009, a civil servant who suffered from stress was dismissed from his job in a bus company. The employee was awarded ordinary disability pension but was of the opinion that he was entitled to qualified disability pension instead due to the fact that his earning capacity was reduced to one third or less. In the first instance, the city court entered judgment in favour of the employer. However, a majority of the Danish High Court changed the judgment of the city court and agreed with the employee that he was entitled to be awarded qualified disability pension - Judgment of 31 May 2016 delivered by the Danish Western High Court.

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