The EAT recently decided in the case of Gallacher v Abellio ScotRail UKEATS/0027/19/SS that an employee had been fairly dismissed despite the fact that her employer chose not to follow any form of dismissal procedure.
This was the question for the Court of Appeal in the case of ICTS (UK) Ltd v. Visram  EWCA Civ 202. Mr Visram had been employed by American Airlines before his employment transferred to ICTS. His contract of employment included long-term disability benefits. The benefits were set out in a booklet, which stated that the payments would continue until the earlier date of "your return to work, death or retirement".