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What remedies are available to an individual who loses a new job because their ex-employer provides a poor reference in breach of the terms of an Acas-conciliated COT3 agreement which included an agreed form of reference?

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Published on LexisPSL on 03/10/2018

The following Employment Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • What remedies are available to an individual who loses a new job because their ex-employer provides a poor reference in breach of the terms of an Acas-conciliated COT3 agreement which included an agreed form of reference?
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of duty of care

What remedies are available to an individual who loses a new job because their ex-employer provides a poor reference in breach of the terms of an Acas-conciliated COT3 agreement which included an agreed form of reference?

Breach of contract

The employment tribunal has no mechanism of its own for making respondents comply with monetary or non-monetary awards (or with monetary or non-monetary terms of an Acas-conciliated COT3). For further information, see Practice Note: Enforcement of employment tribunal awards and Acas COT3 settlements.

If the former employer was in breach of the COT3 agreement, the individual may have a remedy in damages for breach of contract.

If successful, the individual would be entitled to damages to place them in the same position, so far as money can do it, as if the contract in question been properly performed.

Damages will be awarded only when loss was caused by the

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