In the Garden without Pay

10 November 2014

Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rodgers is the salutary tale of a broker who gambled in his decision to leave his employer for a competitor.

He rolled the dice, choosing not to give notice and refusing to work.  The employer responded: affirming the contract and withholding salary.  The employee lost.  Although the facts relate to an equity derivatives broker, they would apply equally in the case of an insurance broker.  With substantial consolidation, restructuring and yes, ship-jumping, afoot, employers and employees should heed the warnings and learn the lessons contained in this alert from Kelly Thomson in our Employment team.