Birch and Humber v The University of Liverpool [1985] IRLR 165 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Dismissal: Termination by mutual agreement

    19 March 1985

    In Birch and Humber v University of Liverpool the Court of Appeal upholds a tribunal's finding that the termination of employment which resulted from the employees' offer to retire early and the employer's acceptance of that offer was not a dismissal but a termination by mutual agreement; so, there having been no dismissal, the employees were not entitled to a redundancy payment.