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Case law: Worker may carry holiday forward if prevented for any reason from taking it

Workers prevented from taking holiday for a reason beyond their control may be able to carry forward their holiday, even if they have not specifically requested to, and even if the reason is not the worker's sickness.

Workers prevented from taking holiday because they were sick have been permitted by law to carry it forward and take it at a later date, without the worker having to specifically request permission to do so.… Read more

Posted on 5 January 2015 | 9:45 am

Case law: Court clarifies when powers in a contract are discretionary and must be exercised rationally and in good faith

Contractual parties will welcome High Court guidance on how to identify when their contract gives one party a discretion, which must therefore be exercised rationally, in good faith.

The contracts of employment of two bank employees entitled them to a bonus payment based on a percentage of the 'economic value added' (EVA) created by the part of the business in which they worked.… Read more

Posted on 5 January 2015 | 9:44 am

Case law: Agreement to buy shares was legally binding, despite failure to sign formal written document

Parties negotiating a contract should make it absolutely clear at all stages whether they have actually concluded their agreement, following a High Court decision.

Before he died, a shareholder had been negotiating a sale of his shares in a company to a close friend.… Read more

Posted on 5 January 2015 | 9:41 am