An employer can enforce the employment contract against a departing employee without paying salary
Mayer Brown Legal Update
In this very recent case, the High Court has decided that the employer was entitled to enforce the contract against a departing employee, even though the employer had deliberately stopped paying salary to the individual. This case offers a boost to employers who, until now, have had to chose between allowing an employee to walk out in breach and threatening a damages claim, or paying the individual salary and holding them to the contract. This decision offers a route which allows an employer, in some circumstances, to enforce the contract but withhold salary payments (Sunrise Brokers LLP v Michael William Rodgers ).