Garside and Laycock Ltd v Booth [2011] IRLR 735 EAT

This ruling reaffirmed another EAT decision on the reasonableness of dismissal for an employee's refusal to agree to a proposed detrimental variation in contractual terms for business reasons, Catamaran Cruisers Ltd v Williams and others [1994] IRLR 386 EAT.

Reports relating to this case:

  • Unfair dismissal: Dismissal for refusal to accept pay cut was fair

    14 March 2012

    In Garside and Laycock Ltd v Booth [2011] IRLR 735 EAT, the EAT allowed an appeal against a tribunal's decision that the dismissal of an employee for refusing to accept a pay cut proposed because of the employer's business difficulties was unfair.

  • EAT considers test for reasonableness of dismissal for refusal to take a pay cut

    11 July 2011

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that, when considering whether or not a dismissal for refusing to take a pay cut was fair for "some other substantial reason", the employment tribunal should look at the reasonableness of the employer's decision to dismiss, not whether or not the employee was reasonable in refusing the reduction in wages.