Rawlinson v Brightside Group Ltd [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Constructive Dismissal; Implied term of Mutual Trust and Confidence; Reasons for Dismissal; Deliberate Misleading

The claimant worked as Group Legal Counsel at the respondent insurance broking business. Shortly after he started, concerns were raised about his performance. Although he knew that certain matters needed to be addressed, there were no specific concerns raised with him. A decision was made that the claimant would be given notice and required to work his notice period to allow a handover to his successor. It was decided not to tell him the real reason for his dismissal but rather that his dismissal was because of a restructuring of legal services.

The claimant resigned on the basis that that any outsourcing would amount to a 'relevant transfer' under TUPE and the company was breaching its

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This article is correct at 30/11/2017

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