Breach of Contract
Your contract of employment consists of express terms, which have been agreed between you and your employer (and will usually be documented in writing), implied terms such as mutual trust and confidence, and it may contain terms incorporated through custom and practise.
If your employer has breached any of the terms of your contract, then you may be able to bring a claim for compensation. Common claims include:-
- Claims for unpaid wages in breach of an express term within your contract;
- Claims that the employer has failed to follow a non-contractual grievance procedure, and in doing so has breached the implied term of mutual trust and confidence;
- Claims that the employer has not paid a discretionary bonus that has always been paid in the past and has therefore become an incorporated contractual term through custom and practise.
Where an employer commits a sufficiently serious breach of a fundamental term of your contract, you may be entitled to resign as a result and bring a claim against your employer for constructive dismissal.
For further information contact our team or your usual contact in the firm.