This text focuses on the law relating to wrongful dismissal in the context of a breach of the employment contract. Written by well-known authors, the book covers the fundamental rules relating to the employment contract including discussion of express and implied terms and the rules concerning action for breach of contract. It also examines liability and quantum in respect of compensation for wrongful dismissal. Adopting a practical approach, this book is an essential guide to the subject and offers case studies and precedents combined with authoritative analysis.
Professor Ian Smith of East Anglia University and Devereux Chambers, and Nicholas Randall QC, Matrix Chambers.
Introduction - the importance of contract actions Common law and statutory claims The contract of employment Implied terms in contracts of employment Share Schemes, Pensions and Bonuses Remedies for breach of contract short of dismissal Termination of an employment contract Summary dismissal Remedies for wrongful dismissal Enforcing a contract of employment Settlements