In the heat of the moment : the statutory concept of dismissal and impulsive resignations – by Hugh Collins – UK Labour Law

Posted March 27th, 2024 in appeals, contract of employment, employment, employment tribunals, news by sally

‘Can a moment have heat? As time lacks mass, not literally. Yet we understand the metaphor of the distraction of intense heat. Under pressure, angry, anxious, or upset people say things that they do not really mean. Or, more precisely, they do mean them at that moment of intense heat, but we understand that their words exaggerate their feelings. When the moment has passed and they have had time to cool down, they regret their hot, angry, impulsive insults and decisions.’

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UK Labour Law, 26th March 2024