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Contracts of employment: Agreement to new contract could be implied from employee's application for benefit under it

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In FW Farnsworth Ltd and another v Lacy and others [2013] IRLR 198 HC, the High Court held that an employee’s agreement to a new contract that he had declined to sign could be implied from his application for a benefit to which he was entitled under that contract.

Key points

  • An employee who received a new contract of employment after he had been promoted, but who did not sign that contract, was nevertheless bound by its terms from the date on which he applied for the private medical insurance to which he was entitled under it.