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  • False reason for dismissal breaches implied term of trust and confidence

    Date:
    5 December 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the employer acted in breach of the implied term to maintain trust and confidence by giving a misleading reason for the employee's dismissal.

  • High Court ruling on use of work computer for personal emails

    Date:
    25 August 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The High Court has held that an employee had no reasonable expectation of privacy when he used his employer's computer system to create,and transmit, personal email correspondence in the course of his employment.

  • Breach of contract: Suspension is not a neutral act or default position

    Date:
    24 August 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The High Court has held that the suspension of a teacher was a "knee-jerk" reaction and in breach of the implied term of trust and confidence between the employer and employee.

  • Breach of contract: £25,000 award for apprentice whose apprenticeship ended early

    Date:
    3 April 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employment tribunal has awarded £25,000 for breach of contract to an apprentice whose contract of apprenticeship, which was due to run for four years, was terminated after less than two years.

  • Breach of contract: nominal damages for misuse of confidential information

    Date:
    6 March 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The High Court has held that two ex-employees breached their contracts of employment by misusing confidential information belonging to their former employer's business. However, the High Court found that the employer had not suffered any financial loss and that it was entitled to only nominal damages of £1 from each employee.

  • Single act of negligent omission amounted to gross misconduct

    Date:
    2 February 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal has held that an employee's failure to take action to remedy a situation was a serious dereliction of his duty that amounted to gross misconduct.

  • Restrictive covenant breach: £30,000 and injunction for employer

    Date:
    19 August 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Gibbs v Leeds United: £330,000 for football club's breach of contract

    Date:
    25 July 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 June 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    Beth Staniland is a trainee solicitor, and Emma Cousins, Ciara Jenkins, Iain Naylor and Lucy Sorell are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    18 September 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

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