Chapter

Performance of the Contract of Employment

Astra Emir

in Selwyn's Law of Employment

Edition 20

Published on behalf of © Astra Emir and The Estate of the late Norman Selwyn 2018

Published in print May 2018 | ISBN: 9780198814849
Published online September 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191852510 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/he/9780198814849.003.0010
Performance of the Contract of Employment

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the personal nature of the employment contract, and the fact that such a contract is necessarily one of personal service which gives rise to duties and obligations on both sides. It deals with issues such as the implied duties of the employer to provide for the employee (including the implied duty to provide work, pay wages, confidentiality, and the implied duty of trust and confidence), and the corresponding implied obligations of the employee (including the duty of faithful service, duty to use skill and care). There is also a discussion of whistleblowing and public interest disclosures. It then explains; employer’s vicarious liability; and statutory provisions relating to harassment.

Keywords: employment contract; confidentiality; implied duties; implied obligations; public interest disclosures; vicarious liability; whistleblowing; data protection; obligation; harassment

Chapter.  20593 words. 

Subjects: Employment and Labour Law

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