| 25 August 2022

Heat of the moment resignations — the Employment Court goes back to the basics

What action should an employer take when an employee resigns in an emotional outburst? Accept the resignation? Wait for the employee to calm down and readdress? Refuse to accept the resignation and impose a “cooling off” period? Two recent Employment Court decisions have clarified the legal position, emphasising that the real focus should be on the employee’s actions. 


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By Dana Thomson, Solicitor.