Total Mauritius Ltd v Abdurrahman

Employment – Dismissal. The Privy Council allowed the appellant's appeal against an order of the Supreme Court of Mauritius, by which the appellant was ordered to pay to the respondent a sum in the form of wages in lieu of notice and a severance allowance at the normal rate. Taken together, the factors which had informed the degree of blameworthiness of the respondent's misconduct rendered the breach of his duty of non-competition so fundamental that, even when placed in the context of his long unblemished record, it could not reasonably be regarded as other than 'faute grave'.

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