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Contracts of employment: Provisions of sickness absence code not contractually binding

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    Wandsworth London Borough Council v D'Silva and another [1998] IRLR 193 CA (0 other reports)

In London Borough of Wandsworth v D'Silva and another [1998] IRLR 193, the Court of Appeal holds that provisions of a code of practice on sickness absence which an employer was seeking to amend unilaterally were not contractually binding on that employer. On an examination of the language of those provisions in the context of the code as a whole, they were not an appropriate foundation on which to base contractual rights.