Tuesday, 22 February 2011

UK: Scotland: employee owed fiduciary duty

An employee does not owe the employer fiduciary duties by virtue of being an employee (see, e.g., Nottingham University v Fishel [2000] EWHC 221 (QB), [2000] ICR 1462). However, it has been recognised that the circumstances of the relationship may be such to give rise to a fiduciary relationship. In an opinion given last week - Samsung Semiconductor Europe Ltd. v Docherty [2011] CSOH 32 - Lord Glennie found that such circumstances were present in the case before him.

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