The High Court has held that an employee's application for medical cover under the terms of his new, but unsigned, contract of employment meant that he was bound by its terms, including restrictive covenants.
In Prior v City Plumbing Supplies Ltd EAT/0535/11, the EAT upheld the tribunal’s decision that an employee who was unfairly dismissed when his employer erroneously believed that his imprisonment had frustrated the contract of employment had contributed to his dismissal.
In Mattu v University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust  IRLR 661 CA, the Court of Appeal held that NHS contractual disciplinary procedures resulting in the dismissal of a consultant cardiologist did not determine any civil right of the employee so did not engage art.6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers wrongful dismissal.
A model written statement of terms and conditions of employment for an employee whose contract is to last for one month or more.
Sarah Wade, Rosie Kight, Amy Ross-Sercombe, Kate Edminson and Lydia Newman are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
Additional information on the law on common contract terms for NHS employers in Scotland. An annual appraisal, for example, is a contractual obligation for all doctors employed in or under contract to NHS Scotland.
Additional information on the law on common contract terms for local authority employers, including national conditions of service. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on common contract terms.
In Kücük v Land Nordrhein-Westfalen  IRLR 697 ECJ, the ECJ held that an employer's use of 13 successive fixed-term contracts over a period of 11 years was not inherently in breach of the Fixed-term Workers Directive, but that the issue of objective justification had to be assessed by the national court on the particular facts of the case.
In holding that an employer did not fundamentally breach an employee's contract by failing to make her redundant, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has suggested that a redundancy situation will not arise where there is only a diminution in an employer's need for particular work to be carried out, rather than a reduction in the number of employees required to do that work.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.