Darby (1) Still (2) v Law Society of England & Wales - Did document setting out unilateral change to contract of employment simply constitute variation, or was there dismissal and re-engagement?  EAT
Mr Darby and Ms Still had a contractual entitlement to company cars. Following an equal pay audit their employer, the Law Society, decided to remove this entitlement. Following correspondence, meetings and grievances, both Mr Darby and Ms Still signed up to new terms and conditions in 2006 which did not contain the right to a car. Both claimed unfair dismissal, arguing that they had rejected the Society's attempts to agree a variation with them. The Society had therefore dismissed them and offered re-engagement, which they reluctantly accepted, on different terms.