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Constructive dismissal: Alleged pay rise promised at Christmas party not enforceable

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    Judge v Crown Leisure Ltd [2004] All ER (D) 293 (Nov) EAT (0 other reports)

Key points

In Judge v Crown Leisure Ltd, the EAT holds:

  • The tribunal did not err in law in deciding, as a matter of factual analysis, that a conversation between the applicant and his manager at a staff Christmas party did not amount to an enforceable promise to increase his pay, but were merely words of comfort.
  • There was no fundamental breach of a contractual obligation, entitling the applicant to resign, arising out of the failure to increase the applicant's salary on the basis of what was allegedly agreed at the Christmas party.