A mechanic had worked for several years for a company off shore. The employer dismissed him from his position because they believed a history of frequent sick leaves was likely to continue in the future. The mechanic had been absent due to sickness for about 37 % of the time for the last 10 years of the employment. The employee’s doctor believed his health was not suitable with a job as a mechanic. The employer had offered the employee lighter work on land, but the employee had refused the offers and insisted on working as a mechanic off shore. The employee challenged the dismissal, and the district court found it to be invalid. The appeal court, however, found that the dismissal was valid. The appeal court found the employer had reason to believe that the employee would also be absent frequently in the future, due to the history of sick leaves. The court also found that the employer had made sufficient efforts in trying to make it possible for the employee to continue working in the company with his health conditions.