Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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Education and the law : employment contracts : mutual trust and confidence


Few employment contracts are likely to set out the full range and content of duties imposed on an employer or employee, because terms can be implied into the contract. With examples from cases from UK and Australian courts, the article examines the prevalence of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence in employment contracts. It includes steps which employers should consider to minimise the potential for breach of mutual trust and confidence claims. [Author abstract, ed]

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