Smith Knight Fay Ltd v McCoy EAT - initial flaw in dismissal procedure can be corrected

Mr McCoy was employed by SKF from 18th June 1998 to 11th May 2007 in various senior positions in the Volkswagen Division of SKF’s business.  In early 2007 SKF was acquired by the Inchcape Group.  Inchcape decided to remove the level of management occupied by Mr McCoy and one other. He was informed at a meeting with the CEO of Inchcape on 3rd April 2007 that he was to be dismissed for redundancy but had not been given any written notice of the purpose of the meeting or the reasons for the decision.  Later, further meetings were held and more formal procedures followed.

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