Dutton v Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd [1978] IRLR 390 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Redundancy: Employee does not need to have job interview to have right to time off to look for work

    Date:
    9 August 1978

    S.61 of the Employment Protection Act provides a right for employees who have been given notice of dismissal by reason of redundancy to be allowed reasonable time off during working hours to look for new employment or make training arrangements. In Dutton v Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has its first opportunity to consider this section. Several principles emerge from the EAT's decision.