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  • Will the law change on restrictive covenants?

    Date:
    22 October 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    How should employers react to a recent case that casts doubt on when restrictive covenants are enforceable?

  • Contracts of employment: Failure to offer new contract breached duty of trust and confidence

    Date:
    21 October 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employer acted in breach of the implied contractual duty of trust and confidence when it failed to offer an employee new, enhanced contractual redundancy terms given to all other permanent employees, in the genuine but mistaken belief that he was not a permanent employee, holds the Court of Appeal in Transco plc v O'Brien.

  • Bad behaviour costs dear

    Date:
    1 October 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    The manner in which managers at City brokers Cantor Fitzgerald tried to introduce new financial terms for two of its brokers ultimately invalidated vital restrictive covenants in their contracts. Chris Southam urges firms to learn the lesson that macho management can have unforeseen consequences.

  • Case round up

    Date:
    1 October 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Our resident experts at Pinsent Curtis Biddle bring you a comprehensive update on all the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, and advice on what to do about them.

  • Case roundup: Race discrimination and redundancy

    Date:
    16 July 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case roundup from Eversheds, covering race discrimination and redundancy.

  • On appeal: Holiday pay, dismissal and mitigating loss

    Date:
    9 July 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Continuing our regular series on the implications of recent significant cases, Sarah Keeble, a partner in the Olswang Employment Group, looks at the issues.

  • Case roundup: company car policy and sex discrimination

    Date:
    11 June 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case roundup from Eversheds, covering company car policy and sex discrimination.

  • 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.

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