Constructive dismissal: Last straw must contribute to breach of trust and confidence
This report relates to 1 case(s)
London Borough of Waltham Forest v Omilaju  IRLR 35 CA (2 other reports)
In London Borough of Waltham Forest v Omilaju, the Court of Appeal holds:
- Conduct by an employer amounting to the "last straw" for the purposes of a finding of constructive dismissal must be the last in a series of actions which cumulatively amount to a repudiatory breach of the implied term of trust and confidence.
- Viewed in isolation, the "last straw" does not have to be a breach of contract, or even conduct that is unreasonable or blameworthy.