| Commentary

(4) Policies

| Commentary

(4)     Policies

Broadly speaking, attempts to incorporate an employer's policies into the individual contract of employment have not met with great success. The practice of dividing employee handbooks into sections which distinguish between those provisions intended to have contractual effect and those which are given the status of policies and explicitly identified as being subject to unilateral change by the employer is now widespread.

Dryden v Greater Glasgow Health Board [1992] IRLR 469, EAT. A prohibition on smoking at work was introduced (prior to the statutory ban). The employee resigned and claimed constructive dismissal on the basis that the

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