Allen & Ors v TRW Systems Ltd EAT 0083_12_1701

Posted in: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    0083_12_1701
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Redundancy and Reorganisation
Issues covered: Contract terms; Express terms; Implied terms; Incorporation; Promises; Redundancy ; payments

The appellant employees (A) appealed against a decision that a redundancy policy with improved severance terms did not form part of their contract of employment. The policy was officially approved by an advisory council. The employee handbook expressly stipulated that the redundancy policy would apply. These promises were verified by the employer (B) that they would be applicable at least until renegotiations in 2010. Before said renegotiations, A was made redundant but was unable to rely on the policy.

It was held that the terms within the policy could not be deemed contractual. The terms

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This article is correct at 25/01/2013
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