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Speechly Bircham Llp v. Nsaba - Employer's acceptance of employee's repudiatory breach is not dismissal [2007] EAT

Ms Nsaba started work with Speechly Bircham (SB) on 6 November 2006. She was absent on 8th & 9th when SB received her - unsatisfactory - references. SB invited her to a meeting on 10th, to discuss the fact that they were contemplating her dismissal. Miss Nsaba rescheduled the meeting since she had a job interview. She then wrote to SB saying they had terminated her employment, and issued tribunal proceedings. On 16 November SB confirmed that her employment had ended. An employment tribunal awarded her one month's pay for notice pay not received. SB won on appeal to the EAT.

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