Can an employer withdraw a termination notice issued by mistake?

Can an employer withdraw a termination notice issued by mistake?

In CF Capital plc v Willoughby, the Court of Appeal considered the issue of whether an employer could retract a notice of termination issued as a result of a misunderstanding and decided that it could not. This case confirms that an employer’s unambiguous notice of termination can rarely be withdrawn and highlights the serious consequences for employers of proceeding on the basis of a misunderstanding with employees.

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