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Gibson t/a Blandford House Surgery v Hughes - Constructive dismissal and the last straw [2006] EAT

The Stratford East Employment Tribunal erred in applying the last straw doctrine of constructive unfair dismissal when, on affirmation of the contract by Mrs Hughes following earlier breach, there was only one event to consider. This was the construction of a letter, and as a matter of law the contents could not amount to a breach of contract.

The EAT substituted its judgement for the Employment Tribunal's and dismissed the unfair dismissal claim.

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