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(a) Generally

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(5)     Loyalty

(a)     Generally

An employee is expected to be loyal to his employer, an idea derived from the feudal concept of fealty, but the law in this area is complex: there are several separate strands which become entwined, and the cases do not always distinguish between them. First, and most important at common law, an employee impliedly contracts to render good and faithful service to his employer. That is sometimes described as his duty of fidelity or loyalty. But, second, common law notions of good faith are closely associated with equitable notions of good conscience, and Equity regards the relationship

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