Constructive dismissal

A “constructive dismissal” occurs where an employee resigns in response to his or her employer's breach of contract. This is deemed to be a dismissal, even though the employee has resigned and not been directly dismissed by the employer.

For example, where an employee is forced to resign because the employer has unilaterally reduced pay or in response to bullying, the employee might claim to have been constructively dismissed. An employee who considers that he or she has been constructively dismissed could bring a claim for unfair dismissal in the employment tribunal against the employer.


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Sunday working dismissal claim overruled on appeal

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has rejected BA's appeal against a ruling in favour of a female pilot.

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Leaked document suggests airline bosses tried to make life unpleasant enough to drive workers to accept redundancy

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Blind IT worker wins discrimination case

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A blind IT worker has won a discrimination case against a multinational advertising agency that gave her “nothing to do” for two years

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3 Feb 2005

Katherine Priestley of Addleshaw Goddard brings you a comprehensive update on the latest decisions that could affect your organisation and provide advice on what to do about them

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The only sexual orientation case in the land comes to court

25 Jan 2005

A manager at an international waste disposal company has brought the first claim under sexual orientation legislation which came into...

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Lord Falconer committed to ending compensation culture

11 Nov 2004

A government drive to end the UK’s compensation culture has been welcomed by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).In a...

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Pay and employment contracts

1 Jun 2004

In this series, we delve into the XpertHR reference manual to find essential information relating to one of our features. ...

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