In DLA Piper's case of the week, Whitmar Publications Ltd v Gamage and others, the High Court required a former employee to hand over the details of a LinkedIn account that she had established in the course of her employment, but that she had also used for personal purposes.
Practical guidance on drafting an employment contract, including the written statement of particulars; formation of the contract; variation clauses; mobility clauses; collective agreements; probationary periods; confidentiality clauses; garden leave clauses; and post-termination restrictions.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, Vestergaard Frandsen v Bestnet Europe and others, the Supreme Court held that an individual can be liable for breach of confidence only if he or she knows that the information being used is confidential.
The employment tribunal in this case concluded that it was open to an NHS trust to decide not to renew a consultant anaesthetist's fixed-term contract because it had recruited a number of permanent anaesthetists to take on the work.
The employment tribunal in this case concluded that it was not unfair for a university to decide against renewing an associate tutor's fixed-term contract because the work that he had been doing was taken over by permanent staff.
This tribunal case is an example of a situation dreaded by recruiters: finding out that a recruit lied on his or her CV.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.