Morton Sundour Fabrics v Shaw: QBD 1966

The court considered whether the employee had been given a notice falling within the Act so as to give rise to a redundancy.
Held: Widgery J said: ‘there are certain formalities about the type of notice necessary to determine a contract of employment. The notice may be a peremptory notice, sometimes referred to as a dismissal without notice, but if it is to operate on a future day, the notice must specify that date, or at least contain facts from which that date is ascertainable.’


Widgery J


(1966) KIR 1, [1967] ITR 84


Redundancy Payments Act 1965 3


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedSlee v Secretary of State for Justice (1) Admn 19-Nov-2007
The claimant sought compensation under the Regulations as a result of her dismissal on the re-organisation of the Magistrates Court at Wimbledon from her position as court clerk. The EAT had allowed her claim for unfair dismissal. Her position on . .
DistinguishedThe Governing Body of Wishmorecross School v Balado EAT 12-Jul-2011
EAT JURISDICTIONAL POINTS – Claim in time and effective date of termination
Claimant given notice of dismissal subject to a right of appeal and on the basis that the employment would not terminate if she . .
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Updated: 08 May 2022; Ref: scu.450028