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Constructive dismissal: "Last straw" claim upheld

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    Irving v Thwaite Holme Kitchens EAT/787/92 (0 other reports)

An employee was entitled to treat himself as constructively dismissed when he resigned without notice after a heated argument over legitimate criticism of his work by his employer, holds the EAT in Irving v Thwaite Holme Kitchens. Although that incident did not amount to a breach of contract by the employer, it was the "last straw" for the employee, who had for some time suffered loss of pay in breach of his contract and hostility from his employer.