(1) Duncombe and others (2) Fletcher v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families [2010] IRLR 331 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • (1) Duncombe and others (2) Fletcher v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families

    Date:
    27 January 2010

    The Court of Appeal has held that an employee who was employed under a series of fixed-term contracts and whose contract was terminated could bring a claim of unfair dismissal despite the fact that he was employed to work outside Great Britain. Territorial limitations to unfair dismissal rights should be modified where necessary to enable a right emanating from European law to be enforced.