If you’ve signed a contract with an employer, you may wonder what does breaching it mean? In employment law, breaching a contract generally means that an employer has failed to live up to the expectations set forth in the contract. The terms of the contract, including the amount of compensation an employer is required to pay, can have different consequences for different employees. However, if an employer violates their contract in a way that prevents them from meeting their obligations, it may be time to take legal action.
The most common type of contract breach is when one party fails to fulfill its obligations under it. The party who failed to deliver the contract may be discharged or quit. If an employer fails to meet their obligations under the contract, an employee may file for a constructive dismissal claim and seek compensation. In these cases, it must be proved that a contract breach led to an untenable working environment for the employee. For more information on making a Constructive Dismissal Claim, Contact Employment Law Friend
In some cases, an employer may also breach a contract without a written contract. This is common in the case of an employment contract, where the terms of the contract are implied by statute. Common examples of such contractual breaches include failure to pay the stated salary or to provide the contractual notice period. However, there are situations in which the employer’s actions do not constitute a breach. These cases can involve non-material breaches.