There have been a number of key decisions made over the last few months which emphasise the care employers need to take when promoting employees and how this promotion is documented. Specifically, employers need to ensure that contracts are updated to reflect the new role and appropriate duties generally, but particular care should be taken in relation to restrictive covenants, as shown in the recent cases of Patsystems Holding Limited v Neilly and Safetynet Security Limited v Coppage.

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