Gisda Cyf v Barratt: EAT 24 Jul 2008

EAT JURISDICTIONAL POINTS: Claim in time and effective date of termination
Where a decision to dismiss is communicated by a letter sent to the employee at home, and the employee has neither gone away deliberately to avoid receiving the letter nor avoided opening and reading it, the effective date of termination is when the letter is read by the employee, not when it arrives in the post.
[2008] UKEAT 0173 – 08 – 2407
England and Wales
Cited by:
Appeal fromGisda Cyf v Barratt CA 2-Jul-2009
The employer wrote to the employee on 29 November 2006 informing her of her dismissal, the letter arrived on the 30th, and she read it on the 4th of December. The employer appealed against a finding that the effective date of dismissal was the date . .
At EATGisda 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 . .

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Updated: 19 July 2021; Ref: scu.277399