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Can we dismiss a worker with self-inflicted health issues?

Question: We have exhausted all avenues with helping our worker who has ongoing health issues (including sleep apnoea, gout and an unhealthy lifestyle). None of these issues are work-related, but the worker is taking more and more time off work and does not appear to be getting better.

I feel that it is only a matter of time before an incident occurs involving this person. What is fair dismissal when someone is unfit for work?

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