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Constructive dismissal: Cumulative breakdown in trust and confidence amounted to repudiatory breach

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    Abbey National plc v Robertson [2001] All ER (D) 272 (Jan) EAT (0 other reports)

An employee was entitled to resign and treat herself as constructively dismissed on the basis of the cumulative effect of her employer's treatment of her, notwithstanding the fact that she had chosen not to do so by reason of a repudiatory breach of contract some 10 months before, holds the EAT in Abbey National plc v Robinson 20.11.00 EAT 743/99. This followed from an application of the well-established principle that a breakdown in trust and confidence, justifying an employee treating the contract as repudiated by the employer's conduct, may be established on the basis of a course of conduct.