In Willow Oak Developments Ltd t/a Windsor Recruitment v Silverwood and others, the EAT holds that, where employees are dismissed for refusing to sign a new contract containing "unreasonably wide" restrictive covenants, the defence of some other substantial reason for dismissal is available, with the reasonableness of the covenants falling to be considered at the fairness stage of the unfair dismissal test.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering dismissal for refusing to accept new restrictive covenants.
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