Sandle v Adecco UK Ltd [2016]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0028_16_2706
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discipline
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Dismissal or Ambiguous Resignation

The Claimant was an agency worker employed by the Respondent but working on assignment to another entity.  When her assignment came to an end, the Respondent failed to take proactive steps to find other work for the Claimant and made little attempt to contact her, assuming that she was not interested in further agency work.  For her part, the Claimant also made no attempt to contact the Respondent. 

On the Claimant’s subsequent claim of unfair dismissal, the ET found that she could have claimed constructive dismissal (alleging that the employer's inactivity in finding her assignments amounted to a breach of contract) but had not done so.  It further found that there had

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This article is correct at 13/10/2016

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