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Hivac Ltd v Park Royal

[1946] All ER 350

Case summary last updated at 02/02/2020 16:50 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Hivac Ltd v Park Royal

Workers who manufactured hearing aids for company went to work for rival manufacturer in their spare time. Main employer sued. Held:
·       Manual worker can undertake work outside main job so long as as it does not undermine employer
·       Here, is inevitable that workers will disclose information to rival during course of work
Ø  thus is breach of duty of fidelity.

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