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Constructive dismissal: Employee who heard rumours of his redundancy was not constructively dismissed

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In Quinn v Weir Systems Ltd (S) EAT 1317/00, the EAT upholds an employment tribunal's decision that a senior employee, who resigned and complained of constructive unfair dismissal when a junior colleague told him that she had heard he was to be made redundant, had not established a repudiatory breach of contract by his employer. In all the circumstances, which included the fact that employees knew that redundancies were likely, and that the situation had arisen only because a director's secretary had not maintained the confidentiality expected of her, it could not be said that the employee was placed in an intolerable situation by his employer.