Provident Group plc v Hayward: 1989

Where there was a period of notice under a contract of employment, and it was not an excessive period, then it may be said, forcefully and correctly, that employers should be able to obtain its protection by paying the employee and preventing him working elewhere during that time: ‘I certainly would not wish to countenance the view that any employee can snap his fingers against his employers and disregard the notice provisions and obligations in his service agreement during his period of notice’


Dillon LJ


[1989] ICR 160

Cited by:

AppliedSG and R Valuation Service Co v Boudrais and others QBD 12-May-2008
The claimant sought to require the defendants not to work during their notice period to achieve the equivalent of garden leave despite there being no provision for garden leave in the contracts. It was said that the defendants had conspired together . .
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Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.270354