Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2010] IRLR 702 CA

The Supreme Court has overturned this Court of Appeal decision in Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Botham v Ministry of Defence [2012] IRLR 129 SC, holding that employees may not recover damages in civil courts for loss suffered as a result of a breach of their contract of employment in relation to the manner of their dismissal unless the loss can be said to precede and be independent of the dismissal.

Reports relating to this case:

  • Damages: Johnson v Unisys does not apply to breaches of express terms

    Date:
    29 September 2010

    In Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2010] IRLR 702 CA, the Court of Appeal held that breach of the express terms of a disciplinary procedure gave the employee the right to sue for damages, and that such damages were not, in principle, limited to either the notice period or the time that it would have taken for the procedure to have been conducted properly.

  • Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Date:
    1 June 2010

    The Court of Appeal has held that the decision in Johnson v Unisys Ltd [2001] IRLR 279 HL did not preclude the claimant from recovering damages based on a breach of contractual disciplinary proceedings.