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Dismissal: Words of dismissal viewed in context

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    J & J Stern v Simpson [1983] IRLR 52 EAT (0 other reports)

The Court of Appeal has, established that if words of dismissal or resignation are unambiguous, they cannot be overridden by appeals to what a reasonable employee or employer might have taken them to mean. J & J Stern v Simpson 6 10.82 EAT 92/82 the EAT holds that that does not mean that the words must initially be viewed in isolation, but that the surrounding circumstances are relevant to whether the words used are ambiguous.