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DAC Beachcroft Employment Adviser - March 2015

Published On: 18 March 2015

This month there has been a spate of cases looking at the difficult issue of when an employer can unilaterally vary a contract of employment. In the cases we examine below the employers could not rely on the variation clauses in their contracts to unilaterally vary them. The message from the EAT and the High Court is consistent: very clear wording, reserving the right to make unilateral changes, will be required in the contract of employment for an employer to be able to rely on this power. Even then the proposed changes should be reasonable.

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