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  • Implied terms: No common law remedy where unfair treatment culminates in dismissal

    Date:
    15 May 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Eastwood and Williams v Magnox Electric plc, the Court of Appeal holds that employees who claimed that they were subjected to months of bullying and harassment and then unfairly dismissed, could not bring a county court claim for damages for breach of either the implied term of mutual trust and confidence or the duty of care owed by the employer to the employee.

  • On appeal: Equal pay, stress and clear covenants

    Date:
    30 April 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Continuing our regular series on the implications of recent significant cases. Sue Nickson, partner and head of employment law at Hammond Suddards Edge, looks at the issues, including equal pay, stress and clear covenants.

  • Blowing the whistle

    Date:
    1 April 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    The outcome of a recent employment tribunal could pave the way for claims of unfair dismissal under the whistleblowing legislation - without the one year service required. Malcolm Pike looks at practical ways employers can protect themselves.

  • Public interest disclosure: Breach of employment contract can be a protected disclosure

    Date:
    11 March 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Parkins v Sodexho Ltd, the EAT holds that a protected disclosure for the purposes of s.43B Employment Rights Act 1996 can relate to a breach of the employee's own contract of employment.

  • Case roundup: Restrictive covenants and consultation on redundancies

    Date:
    5 February 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case roundup, covering whether a two-year restrictive covenant was excessive and the award for a failure to consult on redundancies.

  • Covenants: Two-year non-competition clause was unreasonable

    Date:
    28 January 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    A non-competition covenant prohibiting a former employee from working as an estate agent within a specified area for two years after leaving his employer was unreasonable and unenforceable, holds the High Court in Barry Allsuch & Co (a firm) v Harris.

  • On appeal

    Date:
    15 January 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Continuing our regular series on the implications of recent significant cases. James Humphery, partner at Trethowans Solicitors, Southhampton, looks at the issues.

  • Case roundup: Breach of contract and unfair dismissal

    Date:
    11 December 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    This weeks case roundup, covering an employee's failure to mitigate their loss in relation to a breach of contract claim and a dismissal for asserting a statutory right.

  • On appeal

    Date:
    4 December 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    Continuing our regular series spelling out the implications of important cases heard recently in the appeal courts. Paul White and Charlotte Hamer look at the issues

  • Contract terms: Evidence of long-established practice may be used to resolve contractual ambiguity

    Date:
    1 October 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Dunlop Tyres Ltd v Blows, the Court of Appeal holds that the EAT erred in discounting the evidence of a long-established practice in seeking to find the correct interpretation of contractual overtime provisions.

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