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Date of dismissal: Deductions from notice pay did not affect dismissal date

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    Londis (Holdings) Ltd v Wandless EAT/69/93 (0 other reports)

The EAT holds in Londis (Holdings) Ltd v Wandless that an industrial tribunal was wrong to conclude that the fact that tax had been deducted from a dismissed employee's payment in lieu of notice placed the effective date of termination at the end of the notice period instead of at the earlier date given in the letter of dismissal. Both the letter of dismissal and accompanying note clearly specified the date of termination, and so there had been no need to take other matters into consideration.

In 1992, Londis (Holdings) Ltd closed its smallest depot at Bristol and, as a result, dismissed Mr Wandless on the ground of redundancy. His letter of dismissal gave the date of termination of employment as 6 March 1992.