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Wrongful dismissal: Dismissal "with immediate effect" did not eliminate right to pay in lieu of notice

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    T & K Home Improvements Ltd v Skilton [2000] IRLR 595 CA (0 other reports)

A term of a contract of employment providing that the employee could be dismissed "with immediate effect" if he missed performance targets did not terminate or exclude his right, under other provisions of the contract, to a payment in lieu of three months' notice, holds the Court of Appeal in T & K Home Improvements Ltd v Skilton 6.4.00 Court of Appeal. What the contract meant was a question of law, and the answer to that question was found by reading the contract as a whole against the background of its formation and asking what the parties would reasonably have understood the provisions at issue to mean.