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Date of dismissal: Dismissal date was day that employee read dismissal letter

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    McMaster v Manchester Airport plc [1998] IRLR 112 EAT (0 other reports)

The effective date of termination of an employee summarily dismissed by a letter from his employer was the day he read the letter on returning home from an overnight trip, not the previous day when the letter was delivered to his home, holds the EAT in McMaster v Manchester Airport plc [1998] IRLR 112. It could not be assumed that because the employee was on sick leave from work, he would be at home and available to receive the letter and so should be deemed to have "constructive knowledge" of its contents on the day of delivery.