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Contracts of employment: Apprenticeships ended before dismissal

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    Devonport Management Ltd v Grant and another EAT/353/92 (0 other reports)

An industrial tribunal was entitled to find that two apprentices had finished their apprenticeships a few days before they were dismissed, holds the EAT in Devonport Management Ltd v Grant and McCombes, so that by the date of dismissal they were employees entitled to the "ordinary incidents of employment laws".

In general, statutory employment protection rights apply as much to apprentices as to those working under ordinary contracts of employment. Under s.153 of the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 (the EP(C)A), for example, an "employee" includes someone who has entered into or works under a contract of apprenticeship.