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Contracts of employment: Ex-employee did not breach implied duty of confidentiality

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    Brooks v Olyslager Oms (UK) Ltd [1998] IRLR 590 CA (0 other reports)

An ex-employee who made negative remarks about the financial situation and management of the company from which he had resigned as managing director did not breach the limited implied duty of confidentiality which binds a former employee, holds the Court of Appeal in Brooks v Olyslager OMS (UK) Ltd Court of Appeal 19.1.98. The information he disclosed did not amount to a trade secret, and the company had no implied contractual right to prevent him from disclosing the reasons for his resignation and from making statements simply because they were detrimental to the company.