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Contracts of employment: Changing terms of relocation loan destroyed mutual trust and confidence

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    French v Barclays Bank plc [1998] IRLR 646 CA (0 other reports)

In French v Barclays Bank plc [1998] IRLR 646, the Court of Appeal holds that a detrimental change in the terms on which a bridging loan was made to an employee who had been requested to relocate was a breach of the implied term of his contract of employment that the employer would not act so as to destroy the trust and confidence existing as between the employer and him. The employer was therefore liable in damages to him for the financial loss he suffered as a result of that breach of contract, but not for any stress or anxiety flowing from the breach.