An employer who provides an enhanced pension on ill health retirement must take reasonable steps to find out whether an employee is entitled to that pension before choosing to dismiss for ill health. Failure to do so will render dismissal unfair. This obligation is in addition to the need to properly establish the medical position and likely prognosis, consider whether it would be reasonable to wait for a further period, consider whether alternative work can be offered, and consult with the employee. (First West Yorkshire v Haigh, EAT)