Thursday 5 October 2006

Enhanced Redundancy Payouts

The Court of Appeal has, today, handed down judgment in Keeley v Fosroc International Ltd..

For once, it's easy to summarise. Here goes...

Where a staff handbook contains details of an enhanced redundancy payment, there is a presumption that it has contractual status (rather than 'policy' status) and can be relied upon by an employee to bring a breach of contract claim.

If you're running any cases where this is an issue, paragraph 34 is the one to read.

Keeley v Fosroc International Ltd.

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