Review of Recent EAT Decisions Issued: 19/03/2010

Posted in : Fortnightly Review of Recent Employment Developments on 19 March 2010 Issues covered:

Today's email looks at employees working in competition with their employer.

Sherlock & Sherlock v Central Group Management Limited UD 442, 443/2009


The respondent (the employer) was involved in the business of on-line hotel reservations. After viewing the second named claimant’s sent e-mails, it became clear that the first and second named claimants had set up a similar business offering the same goods and services at a cheaper rate. The respondent concluded that it was a mirror image of their own company’s services.

The second named claimant was fired with immediate effect on the basis of gross misconduct and was not permitted to take his personal belongings or access his computer. The

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