It is important to ‘set the scene’ in this dilemma. The central character is a pharmacist. Our pharmacist has worked for this community pharmacy company for 20 years. She has hitherto had an unblemished conduct record. In fact over the years, including this year, the company have recognised her achievements and contribution to patient care and to the progression of company goals. Our pharmacist is highly motivated and really tries to ‘hit the numbers’.
Over her 20 years working as a pharmacist for this company our pharmacist has noticed how things have become busier and how the demands of the job have increased. The culmination of the series of events that we are about to present meant that she felt she had no other choice but to hand in her notice and resign from her current position as the pharmacist in this store.
The core question in this dilemma is when it would be reasonable for the pharmacist to leave. In other words at what point do you think the pharmacist would have a reasonable claim of constructive dismissal?