When was the last time you reviewed your employees' contracts of employment? Do they reflect changed circumstances and current business needs? Employment lawyer Max Winthrop examines why it is important to understand and review the terms and conditions of the employment relationship, including those that may evolve through custom and practice.
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.
In Keeley v Fosroc International Ltd  IRLR 961, the Court of Appeal held that a provision for enhanced redundancy payments set out in a staff handbook that was incorporated into the employment contract constituted an express term of the individual contract of employment, thus conferring a contractual right to the payment.
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