Key Court of Appeal Judgment

A significant decision has been reached by the Court of Appeal this week. The matter in question was whether a successful appeal against dismissal automatically revives a contract meaning that an employee is reinstated, and no longer considered to be dismissed.

The Court of Appeal held that, yes, a successful appeal against dismissal does revive the contract and overturn the dismissal, meaning the employee is employed and therefore not entitled to claim for unfair dismissal.

The full Approved Judgment can be found here.

This case continues on different grounds for the Claimant to appeal and we await the outcome of this too.

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