Cox v Sun Alliance Life Ltd [2001] IRLR 448 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • References: Reference giver's duty of care where employee left while suspected of dishonesty

    Date:
    1 July 2001

    In Cox v Sun Alliance Life Ltd, the Court of Appeal holds that an employer was, through one of its employees, in breach of its duty to take reasonable care to provide an accurate and fair reference for a former employee, who resigned before the employer had completed pending disciplinary proceedings involving investigations into allegations of misconduct.