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When Directors can be personally liable for breaches of an employment contract

April 10, 2019

 Directors are not generally liable for inducing a breach of contract where they act in good faith.

 

However, this recent case is a warning to directors that they can be held personally liable for inducing a breach of contract.  The High Court concluded that they had employed some employees in an exploitative manner, working extremely long hours, being paid less that the statutory minimum, were not paid for holidays or overtime, and often withheld payments.  As such, they were personally liable for inducing these breaches.

 

Read more here:  Antuzis v DJ Houghton.
 

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