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Contracts of employment: Bail conditions do not frustrate contract of employment

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Key points

In Four Seasons Healthcare Ltd v Maughan, the EAT holds:

  • Frustration of a contract of employment requires some outside event or extraneous change of situation not foreseen by or provided for by the contract. The existence of a detailed disciplinary procedure specifically dealing with patient abuse should inhibit a tribunal from finding frustration.