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Contracts of employment: Recovery of cost of training course

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    Neil v Strathclyde Regional Council [1984] IRLR 14 CS (0 other reports)

Where employers pay for an employee's training, they can require a reasonable minimum period of service after the training is completed. In Strathclyde Regional Council v Neil [1984] IRLR 11 and 14, the Sheriff Court holds that a contractual provision for repayment by the employee of the costs incurred is not a penalty and can be enforced, provided the amount relates to the loss suffered by the employer.