Cosmeceuticals Ltd v Parkin Posted in: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKEAT 0049_17_2706
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
This case is a useful reminder that not everything in an employment contract is within the gift of the employer and employee - some things derive from statute and cannot be changed, regardless of any agreement by the parties. One of those things is the effective date of termination. The EDT is the date at which the clock starts running on claims for the right to not be unfairly dismissed.
Most statutory claims in the UK have a three month time limit, starting from the EDT, in which a claimant can submit a tribunal application to enforce his/her rights. The EDT is a statutory concept, set
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