Review of Recent EAT Decision: Frustration of Contract

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 9 August 2011
David Fagan
Business Legal
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Today's EAT review concerns the case of Jimmy Lee v CG Power Systems Ireland Ltd (UD 810/2010), a decision involving a career break and the often-forgotten doctrine of frustration of contract.

Case Name: Jimmy Lee v CG Power Systems Ireland Ltd (UD 810/2010)

: Unfair Dismissals Acts 1997-2007

Subject Matter: Failure to return from a career break, leading to a frustration of contract.


The Respondent Company offered staff the opportunity of taking a career break. Under the written agreement, when an employee availed of the career break they were to give the Company three months' notice of their intention to return to work. The Appellant went on a year long career break from

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