In DLA Piper's latest case report, the High Court awarded damages of £30,000 and gave an injunction to a company after a former employee breached restrictive covenants by using a combination of customer contact details and information from purchase logs acquired during his employment to poach customers.
An employment tribunal has held, in McCann v Snozone Ltd, that the employer must pay a job applicant damages of one month's salary for breach of contract by withdrawing a verbal job offer that the applicant had accepted.
An employment tribunal has awarded a claimant damages for breach of contract where he verbally accepted a job offer made by the employment agency acting for the employer, and the employer subsequently withdrew the offer.
The High Court held that the presence of commercial exit discussions between a football club and an assistant manager during which he stated that he was prepared to leave did not prevent the club from committing breach of contract. Gurpreet Duhra and Germaine Cowen-Machin explain this employment case, in which the High Court made an award of more than £330,000.
Updated to include information on Novakovic v Tesco Stores Ltd, in which the EAT considered if written acceptance of new terms affirmed the contract.
David Malamatenios is a partner in the employment department at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
David Rintoul, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates, and John Bracken and Nancy Goldman-Edwards are trainee solicitors at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
John Bracken and Nancy Goldman-Edwards are trainee solicitors and Chris McAvoy, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
David Malamatenios is a partner, Colin Makin, Sandra Martins and Krishna Santra are senior associates, and Hinal Raichura is a trainee at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
James Buckley, Iain Naylor, Chris McAvoy and Lucy Sorell are associates and Mona Jackson is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
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