Secretary of State for Employment v ASLEF (No 2) [1972] 2 All ER 949 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Secretary of State for Employment v ASLEF (No 2)

    Date:
    31 December 1972

    In Secretary of State for Employment v ASLEF (No 2) [1972] 2 All ER 949 CA, the Court of Appeal held that works rules or job descriptions are not of themselves contractual. They are guides as to the way in which work should be performed and should be interpreted in a reasonable way. If interpreted in an unreasonable way in order to disrupt employment this will be breach of contract.