Contracts of employment: Employer's aggressive tactics repudiated contracts
This report relates to 1 case(s)
Cantor Fitzgerald International v Bird  IRLR 867 HC (3 other reports)
- An employer was in repudiatory breach of the implied trust and confidence term when its senior executives pressurised two City brokers to accept a variation to their contractual terms, which would have resulted in them being paid on a commission-only basis and losing valuable rights to fixed annual remuneration plus bonuses, the High Court holds in Cantor Fitzgerald International v Bird and others  IRLR 867.
- The employees were entitled to resign without notice on the basis of the executives' aggressive and persistent "hard sell" tactics in respect of the proposed changes, and their liberal use of obscene language, which was extreme, even by the robust standards of City broking firms, the Court held.