The High Court ruled that Sunderland FC was entitled to dismiss one of its directors for gross misconduct because he had leaked confidential information about the club to third parties. We set out six tips to help employers protect confidential information.
In this technological age, employers have the challenge of protecting confidential information within a digital landscape. Fiona Cuming sets out six tips to help.
Can an employer tell its clients that an employee has been dismissed for leaking confidential information to a competitor? The High Court had to consider this issue in Theedom v Nourish Trading Ltd (t/a CSP Recruitment) and another, and decide whether or not the employer had a defence to libel.
The High Court has held that an employer's email to its clients advising that a named employee had been dismissed for gross misconduct was not defamatory. The employer had a defence to libel because the statement was substantially true.
David Malamatenios is a partner in the employment department at Colman Coyle Solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
Practical guidance on drafting an employment contract, including the written statement of particulars; formation of the contract; variation clauses; mobility clauses; collective agreements; probationary periods; confidentiality clauses; garden leave clauses; and post-termination restrictions.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, Vestergaard Frandsen v Bestnet Europe and others, the Supreme Court held that an individual can be liable for breach of confidence only if he or she knows that the information being used is confidential.
A model restrictive covenant contract clause to prohibit existing staff from disclosing secret company information or using confidential information.
A model letter informing a competitor of the contractual obligations of an employee on garden leave.
Practical guidance on drafting restrictive covenants for inclusion in employment contracts, including non-competition and non-solicitation clauses.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to confidentiality clauses.