Breach of contract

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  • Case roundup: reducing awards and breach of contract

    Date:
    28 May 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case roundup from Eversheds, covering reducing awards and breach of contract.

  • Implied terms: Implied trust and confidence duty continues until decision to dismiss is made

    Date:
    15 May 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In King v University Court of the University of St Andrews, the Court of Session, Outer House, holds that the term of trust and confidence is to be implied throughout all aspects of the ongoing relationship between employer and employee and only ceases to apply once the decision to dismiss has been taken.

  • Implied terms: No common law remedy where unfair treatment culminates in dismissal

    Date:
    15 May 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Eastwood and Williams v Magnox Electric plc, the Court of Appeal holds that employees who claimed that they were subjected to months of bullying and harassment and then unfairly dismissed, could not bring a county court claim for damages for breach of either the implied term of mutual trust and confidence or the duty of care owed by the employer to the employee.

  • Case roundup: Redundancy and disability discrimination

    Date:
    2 April 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case roundup, covering redundancy and disability discrimination.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 April 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of decisions on discrimination.

  • Issue estoppel: Tribunal's dismissal of damages claim did not bar employee from High Court action

    Date:
    25 March 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employee was not barred by the principle of estoppel from pursuing a claim for damages for breach of contract in the High Court, notwithstanding that his claim for damages for the same alleged breach of contract previously brought in the employment tribunal had been dismissed when he withdrew that claim, holds the Court of Appeal in Sajid v Sussex Muslim Society.

  • Public interest disclosure: Breach of employment contract can be a protected disclosure

    Date:
    11 March 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Parkins v Sodexho Ltd, the EAT holds that a protected disclosure for the purposes of s.43B Employment Rights Act 1996 can relate to a breach of the employee's own contract of employment.

  • Covenants: Two-year non-competition clause was unreasonable

    Date:
    28 January 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    A non-competition covenant prohibiting a former employee from working as an estate agent within a specified area for two years after leaving his employer was unreasonable and unenforceable, holds the High Court in Barry Allsuch & Co (a firm) v Harris.

  • On appeal

    Date:
    15 January 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Continuing our regular series on the implications of recent significant cases. James Humphery, partner at Trethowans Solicitors, Southhampton, looks at the issues.

  • Case roundup: Breach of contract and unfair dismissal

    Date:
    11 December 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    This weeks case roundup, covering an employee's failure to mitigate their loss in relation to a breach of contract claim and a dismissal for asserting a statutory right.