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Atkins v Wiltshire Primary Care Trust - Constructive dismissal/new points on appeal [2008] EAT

Ms Atkins was employed by the Wiltshire Primary Care Trust as a state registered nurse from November 1981 until she resigned in August 2006. What the EAT refers to as "lengthy and expensive litigation" developed from a relatively minor incident in 2004 when a patient alleged that Ms Atkins had "thumped" and "pushed" her. She was disciplined after the incident and things were said which no doubt were later regretted. In August 2005 Ms Atkins went on sick leave for work-related stress and resigned in 2006 because of "the way I have been treated by [the Trust] over the past 21 months".

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