Posted by Richard White, Partner
Contracts for a pharmaceutical business
Withy King prepared employment contracts for a pharmaceutical business. An employee of the business suffered a nasty injury when she was on holiday and had to take several months off work. During this period of time the business paid the employee her full sick pay, and also paid an agency to cover the employee’s absence. The employee was able to bring a personal injury claim against the holiday company in respect of the injury that she suffered.
Due to the way in which the contract was drafted by Withy King, the business was able to recover the cost of the employee’s sick pay from the holiday company as part of the employee’s personal injury claim. This was a significant benefit to the business in reducing the cost of covering the employee’s absence.