Updated to highlight the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation in force from 25 May 2018, on this document.
In Tillman v Egon Zehnder, the Court of Appeal held that a six-month non-compete clause that prevented the employee from being "concerned or interested in any business carried on in competition" after termination of employment was unenforceable as it would bar her from being a shareholder in a competing business.
The Government consults on the recommendations in the "Taylor review of modern working practices" for achieving greater transparency and clarity between workers and employers in the labour market.
In Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth  EWHC 2019 HC, the High Court held that a teacher was constructively dismissed when she resigned in response to a knee-jerk suspension. In the circumstances of the case, the suspension had been a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence entitling the employee to resign without notice.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the employer acted in breach of the implied term to maintain trust and confidence by giving a misleading reason for the employee's dismissal.
A model contract clause setting out an executive director's specific duties and responsibilities, including compliance with the company's articles of association, and statutory, fiduciary and common law duties, as well as avoiding conflicts of interest.
Updated to include information on Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, in which the Court of Appeal considered the enforceability of a post-termination restraint clause.
Updated to reflect the coming into force of legislation that affects the law in Scotland on third-party rights.
The High Court has held that an employee had no reasonable expectation of privacy when he used his employer's computer system to create,and transmit, personal email correspondence in the course of his employment.
The High Court has held that the suspension of a teacher was a "knee-jerk" reaction and in breach of the implied term of trust and confidence between the employer and employee.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to contracts of employment.