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During job interviews and the period of negotiation prior to a new employment contract being agreed, employers often make promises and commitments in the hope of securing an employee.

These promises are not always reflected as terms of the contract of employment.  The promises can cover areas such as:

  • likely business activity and the strength of the business (or business unit);
  • likely commissions and bonus recoverable;
  • working hours;
  • promotional opportunities.

Depending on the nature of the promise, and the extent to which they were relied upon, these promises can give rise to legal rights.

Turner Freeman has expertise in acting for people who have joined a new employer on the basis of promises made, but not kept.

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