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Mitie Security London Ltd v Ibrahim - employee who was informed he "could be dismissed" was not actually dismissed

Under Employment Rights Act 1996 sec 95(1)(a) an employee is dismissed if their contract is terminated by their employer. In this case, the EAT ruled that where an employee was ‘sent off site’, and then considered (unsuccessfully) for alternative roles within the company and not paid in the meantime, he was not dismissed. There was no effective date of termination - all that had happened was that he was warned that he could be dismissed.

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