Breach of contract

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  • 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.

  • Date:
    15 February 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    No matter who the employer is and how much scrutiny they are under, calculating bonuses can be problematic. We round up five employment law cases where the employer made a bonus mistake.

  • 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.

  • Employment tribunal awards damages of one month's salary where job offer withdrawn

    Date:
    17 August 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • 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.

  • Variation of contracts

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Novakovic v Tesco Stores Ltd, in which the EAT considered if written acceptance of new terms affirmed the contract.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 March 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner in the employment department at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds 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.