Devon Primary Care Trust v Readman  EWCA Civ 1110Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 1110
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionRedundancy and Reorganisation
The Claimant in this case refused an offer of redeployment during a redundancy exercise and was consequently refused a redundancy payment. The original Tribunal held that the employee’s refusal to redeploy was unreasonable. The Claimant was a Community Modern Matron. She was offered two redeployment posts in community nursing, each of which carried a lower salary and status. Having tried one of these posts for the statutory trial period, the Claimant found that she did not like it and she resigned. The employers did not take issue with her resignation from this position. However, the Claimant also refused a further post which did not involve loss of status or financial loss. This post was,
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