Mrs Igbo wanted extended holiday leave to visit her husband and children in Nigeria. The employers were prepared to grant leave, provided she signed a document headed "Contractual letter for the provision of extended holiday absence". This included the statement: "You are required to work your normal shift … immediately after the end of your holiday". It also stated: "This has been explained to you and you have agreed to return to work on 28.9.83. If you fail to do this your contract of employment will automatically terminate ...
Igbo v Johnson, Matthey Chemicals Ltd  IRLR 215 CA
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