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Contracts of employment: Employee "traded" notice rights for redundancy bonus

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    Baldwin v British Coal Corporation [1995] IRLR 139 HC (0 other reports)

An employee who took voluntary redundancy on very short notice in order to receive a bonus payable only to employees dismissed by a certain date, could not later claim damages representing pay in lieu of his contractual notice entitlement, holds the High Court in Baldwin v British Coal Corporation. The Court finds that the employee agreed to the short notice, or waived his right to notice and pay in lieu, and in these circumstances there had been no breach of contract by his employer.