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Posted on 9 January 2012 by Conybeare Solicitors

Dismissing an Employee

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The Court of Appeal has confirmed that an employer’s unambiguous notice of
termination can rarely be withdrawn. An employee will be able to take the
notice at face value, unless the employer can show that it did not intend to
terminate the contract. The decision highlights the serious consequences for
employers of proceeding on the basis of a misunderstanding with employees.

This briefing provides a timely reminder for employers wishing to dismiss an employee.