Mennell v Newell & Wright (Transport Contractors) Ltd [1996] IRLR 384 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Asserting statutory rights: Dismissal for refusing change in terms may be automatically unfair

    15 September 1996

    In Mennell v Newell & Wright (Transport Contractors) Ltd, the EAT holds that an employee's dismissal for refusing to give his written consent to a new contract, which would allow the employer to make deductions from wages in order to recover training costs, could potentially amount to an automatically unfair dismissal on grounds of assertion of a statutory right.