Has your employer behaved in a way that you think is a breach of contract? Or are you an employer with a member of staff that’s failed to uphold terms agreed in theirs? The exact terms of employment contracts aren’t something you’re likely to have memorised. So it may be easier than you think to unwittingly ‘breach’ a term.

Looking for breach of contract remedies or to make a breach of contract claim? Whichever situation you find yourself in, Bendles is happy to help. We’ve been helping people and businesses in Carlisle for more than 200 years. Get in touch today to answer your breach of contract queries. Give us a call on 01228 522215 for answers now.

A breach of employment contract means that at least one term or condition of a contract has been broken. You can commit breach of contract if you’re an employee or employer.

Examples of breach of contract include:

  • Employees failing to carry out duties set out in their contract
  • Employer failing to pay staff
  • Employer making deductions from wages
  • Making changes to staff contracts without consultation
  • Employee is dismissed without notice or pay
  • Employee resignation without notice

If there is a breach of employment contract by your employer, you may no longer feel comfortable working for them. Even if you get the appropriate damages, the relationship of trust and confidence with your employer will have shattered.

There will be a similar breakdown if an employee breaches their employment contract. If a staff member fails to take into account their duties, how can you trust them to do so in future?

Regardless of which end you’re on, when a breach of employment contract occurs, it hurts. If you’re an employee, you may be left without a job, or at the very least a lack of faith. Not to mention the legal costs of your breach of contract claim.

If you’re an employer you’ll more than likely lose a staff member. This means you’ll lose money, not only through legal costs, but any productivity lost without the staff in question.

As you’ll be able to see, contract breaches are messy affairs. At Bendles, our employment law experts will do their best to ensure you avoid all these problems. After all the cost of preventing these issues is far lower than the cost of sorting them out at Tribunal.

Even if breaches do turn out to be unavoidable, Bendles will help you either way. We’ll scrutinise any contracts involved to make sure a breach is a breach. Even if the case goes to Employment Tribunal, we have the experience to help you get the outcome you deserve.

Get in touch with one of our employment law specialists, Stuart Irving or Michael Johnson, today. We’ll take as much stress as possible out of your contract breach worries. Give us a call on 01228 522215 for a quicker response.

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