Announcements at Town Hall Meetings Can Create Enforceable Individual Contractual Entitlements

By on July 2, 2013
Posted In Employment

by Katie Clark and Paul McGrath

In Dresdner Kleinwort and Commerzbank v Attrill & others, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales has upheld a High Court decision that 104 former employees were contractually entitled to bonuses totaling more than £50 million. Significantly for employers, the entitlement arose out of an announcement made by the bank’s then CEO to a group of employees in a Town Hall meeting.

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