Willow Oak Developments Ltd t/a Windsor Recruitment v Silverwood and others [2006] IRLR 28 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Unfair dismissal: 'Correct' approach to some other substantial reason for dismissal

    Date:
    7 April 2006

    In Willow Oak Developments Ltd t/a Windsor Recruitment v Silverwood and others, the EAT holds that, where employees are dismissed for refusing to sign a new contract containing "unreasonably wide" restrictive covenants, the defence of some other substantial reason for dismissal is available, with the reasonableness of the covenants falling to be considered at the fairness stage of the unfair dismissal test.

  • Case round-up: Restrictive covenants

    Date:
    15 November 2005

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering dismissal for refusing to accept new restrictive covenants.