Commentary

(b) The automatic or unilateral theory

Division AII Contract of Employment
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(b) The automatic or unilateral theory

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(b)     The automatic or unilateral theory

The idea that the factual reality (that once dismissed, lawfully or not, an employee simply has to accept that position) meant that in law a repudiation by the employer automatically terminated the contract without any need for employee acceptance treated contracts of employment as an exception to normal contractual orthodoxy. The employee in Société Générale, London Branch v Geys [2012] UKSC 63, [2013] IRLR 122 sought to establish (and indeed did establish) that an employee may keep themselves employed by

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