Martin v Yeomen Aggregates Ltd [1983] IRLR 49 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Dismissal: Retracting summary dismissal

    8 February 1983

    Whether or not words of dismissal uttered in the heat of the moment can be retracted quickly has in the past been left undecided by the Court of Appeal and the EAT. In Martin v Yeomen Aggregates Ltd the EAT, in a rather unsatisfactory judgment, appears to hold that immediate retraction of a summary dismissal is possible in law.