Employment law cases

W Devis & Sons Ltd v RA Atkins [1977] IRLR 314 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Unfair dismissal: Evidence discovered after dismissal

    1 September 1977

    In Devis & Sons v Atkins, the House of Lords rules that whether a dismissal is unfair must be judged according to the facts which the employer knew or should have known at the time the decision to dismiss was taken.