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Lowri Beck Services v Brophy [2019] EWCA Civ 2490

Dyslexic employee allowed extension of time to bring claim where dismissal letter was ambiguous

Mr Brophy who was severely dyslexic (and relied heavily on his brother) worked as a meter reading operative for Lowri Beck Services. Disciplinary proceedings were commenced against Mr Brophy in relation to a meter which had been left in a dangerous condition.

On 29 June Mr King telephoned Mr Brophy to tell him that he had been dismissed with immediate effect and that he would receive a letter to that effect.

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