Nelson v Kingston Cables Distributors Ltd EAT/662/99

Reports relating to this case:

  • Constructive dismissal: Advance indication of changed role could give rise to constructive dismissal

    15 July 2000

    An employer that gives a clear indication, in advance of an employee's return to work after maternity leave, that the conditions of her old job will no longer be available to her, and that she must accept a fundamental change if and when she does return, could be held thereby to have evinced an intention not to continue performing its part of the original contract, according to the EAT in Nelson v Kingston Cables Distributors Ltd.