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Note: this is information we have received from Weightmans and we are sharing with our members as an example Supreme Court rules that written notice of dismissal is only valid once read. When does notice of dismissal start? Is it when a letter is expected to be received, when it is signed for, or only when the employee themselves reads the letter and finds out that they are being dismissed? In the important Supreme Court Judgment of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood it has been held that there is a term implied in all employment contracts that