George v Luton Borough Council: EAT 16 Sep 2003

EAT Time Limits – Effective date of termination
EAT The acceptance of the employer’s repudiatory breach had to be communicated, but there might be a distinction between cases of an employee giving notice and cases where an employer is seeking to terminate the employment, in which case the employee must know and actually have the termination communicated to him. Receipt of the employee’s letter accepting the breach by the Council was here sufficient.
His Hon Judge D Serota QC
EAT/311/03, [2003] EAT 0311 – 03 – 1609, [2003] UKEAT 0311 – 03 – 1609
Bailii, Bailii, EATn
England and Wales
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CitedGisda Cyf v Barratt SC 13-Oct-2010
The parties disputed the effective date of termination of the claimant’s employment. Was it the date on which the letter notifying her was sent, or was it on the day she received it. She had been dimissed without notice, and the date was the date on . .
CitedNewcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood SC 25-Apr-2018
Notice of dismissal begins when received by worker
The court was asked: ‘If an employee is dismissed on written notice posted to his home address, when does the notice period begin to run? Is it when the letter would have been delivered in the ordinary course of post? Or when it was in fact . .

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Updated: 21 July 2021; Ref: scu.187576