| Commentary

(a) Works rules

| Commentary

(3)     Works rules and company handbooks

(a)     Works rules

Under a traditional system of employment, collective bargains would often be supplemented by what tended to be called 'works rules'. While from the employers' perspective these were largely viewed as exercises in management prerogative, on similar principles to those applying to collective agreements, it was also possible for them to become incorporated into the contract of employment. As always, the question is whether it is reasonably to be inferred from the circumstances that the parties must have intended them to have contractual force. Thus a notice about sick pay posted on the

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