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Posted notice of dismissal effective only when received by employee

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    Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood [2017] EWCA Civ 153 (0 other reports)

Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood [2017] EWCA Civ 153

dismissal | written notice of dismissal | effective service

The Court of Appeal has held that, in the absence of an express term in the employment contract, a posted notice of dismissal is effective only when it is "actually communicated" to the employee.