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Deborah Scales comments on employee who handed keys in and said ‘I’m done’ did not resign and was unfairly dismissed

In People Management magazine, Deborah Scales, Associate at Clarkslegal LLP, comments on a recent tribunal ruling in which a factory supervisor who handed in her keys in an “anxious state” and said “I’m done” did not resign and was unfairly dismissed.

Judge said a ‘reasonable employer’ could not have considered the actions to be an ‘unambiguous’ resignation.

Deborah believes that this case should remind employers that it’s wise to allow a ‘cooling-off period’ to any employees who infer a resignation when emotions are running high.

Read the full article: People Management magazine

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Deborah Scales

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“There is no fixed amount of time for this cooling period as it will depend on all the circumstances and will ultimately be for a tribunal to decide what is reasonable”

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Deborah Scales

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+4420 7539 8029

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