Changing Contract Terms: Episode 19

 Contract Breach of Contract

 Can an employer make changes to employment contracts without consent?

In this episode of the podcast I bring you a recent case dealing with changes to employment contracts as well as an overview of an employer’s options if an employee refuses to agree to the changes.

In this episode you will learn

  • When changes can be made without risk of breach of contract
  • What the options are if an employee refuses changes to employment contracts
  • Why the Employment Tribunals are reluctant to give employers wide discretion to make changes
  • Why you should have a general variation clause in your employment contracts
  • When to have a specific variation clause

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Norman and others v National Audit Office (Employment Appeal Tribunal)

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