Sandhu v Jan de Rijk Transport Ltd [2007] IRLR 519 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Termination of contract: An employee's apparent resignation was in fact a dismissal

    Date:
    18 July 2007

    In Sandhu v Jan de Rijk Transport Ltd [2007] IRLR 519 CA the Court of Appeal held that when an employee negotiated severance terms and resigned during a meeting called without advance warning to effect his dismissal in circumstances where he had no time to reflect or seek advice, the only conclusion open to the tribunal as a matter of law was that he had been dismissed.