Sponsor pressure to discipline employees who have unexpressed unwelcome views and reform of the business torts in Australia

Gray, Anthony (2019) Sponsor pressure to discipline employees who have unexpressed unwelcome views and reform of the business torts in Australia. Australian Business Law Review, 47 (5). pp. 349-363. ISSN 0310-1053


Abstract

This article considers the dispute involving allegations of sponsor pressure on a sporting organisation to manage a particular employee to discuss the broader issue of reform of the so-called economic torts in Australia. There remains continued confusion and uncertainty in the Australian law regarding the possible tort of interference with contractual relations, its relation with another tort of inducing breach of contract, as well as other business torts such as conspiracy and intimidation. It is argued that the time is ripe for the business torts to be simplified and rationalised in Australia around one central concept.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 23:52
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2020 02:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: business torts, interference with contractual relations, inducing breach of contract, conspiracy, intimidation
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180126 Tort Law
Fields of Research (2020): 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4806 Private law and civil obligations > 480605 Tort law
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940401 Civil Justice
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38027

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