This client appointed a sales director who was given wide responsibility for sales teams based in a number of European countries, and for creating a presence in the US. Unfortunately, some poor decision making on the part of this director meant that the client business soon suffered from loss of revenue and recruitment issues.
Nick Hobden was contacted by a disability charity. One of the client’s employees was dismissed following long term sickness absence.
Advising a headteacher on whether action taken so far could give rise to a claim of procedural fairness
Nick Hobden was contacted by a headteacher of a specialist school when an employee (a speech and language therapist) did not return to work after the Christmas break. The employee gave notice and was signed off as sick by her GP for work-related stress for the duration of her notice period.
Our client was sued by his previous employer for £277,240 for breach of express and implied terms of his employment contract. In particular, it was alleged that he had breached his duties of faith and fidelity, had taken confidential information and had approached and solicited clients in competition with his previous employer as well as enticing five employees to leave with him.