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Kaur v Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (2018 EWCA Civ 978)

The Court of Appeal set down 5 questions to be used in all constructive dismissal cases to evaluate whether the employer is at fault.

Lewis v Motorworld Garages Ltd (CA 1985)

The last straw doctrine allows a claimant to rely on the accumulative acts of the employer, even though earlier breaches by the employer may have been affirmed, so long as the final act forms part of a series of events with the last event commonly referred to as being the last straw.

Abbey National plc v Robinson (EAT/743/99)

Employees do not have to resign at the first sign of breakdown of the mutual trust and confidence to claim constructive dismissal.
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