In Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Botham v Ministry of Defence  IRLR 129 SC, the Supreme Court held that the principle in Johnson v Unisys Ltd that the implied term of trust and confidence does not allow recovery of damages for loss arising from the manner of dismissal applies equally to alleged breaches of express contractual terms.
The Supreme Court has held that employees may not recover damages in civil courts for loss suffered as a result of a breach of their contract of employment in relation to the manner of their dismissal unless the loss can be said to precede and be independent of the dismissal.
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