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Smith v Trafford Housing Trust

The recent case of Smith and Trafford Housing Trust has highlighted some of the dangers employers now face when dealing with conduct issues that arise out of the use of social media. Background Mr Smith was a Housing Manager at … Continue reading

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Restrictive Covenants in employment contracts

The case of Patsystems Holding Ltd v Neilly is a lesson in why an employer cannot rely on restrictive covenants in a contract signed many years before they are used. When employees are promoted it is not just a job … Continue reading

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“Out of time” equal pay claims can proceed in the High Court

Can claims for equal pay, which would have been out of time if heard by an employment tribunal, still proceed as breach of contract claims in the High Court? Yes, held the Court of Appeal in the recent case of … Continue reading

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Were Newsgroup liable for Andy Coulson’s legal fees under the compromise agreement?

Andy Coulson, the former Editor of the News of the World, has lost his High Court legal battle against his former employees to pay his legal expenses in connection with the criminal investigation taken against him by the Police over … Continue reading

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