Given this, it is reasonable that the council provides them with a suitable indemnity in respect of their legal costs in respect of the employment claim.' The indemnities
would not apply if 'their actions were fraudulent, deliberately wrong or reckless or not authorised by the council'.
"If employers want to carve out exceptions to indemnities
for legal fees, they have to say so at the time," Barnett says.
BEIRUT: Retired state employees urged the government Thursday to adjust end-of-service indemnities
in line with expected wage increases for civil servants.
(1) Byron Shaw, "Indemnities
for Acts Done at Another's Request" (2011) 44:2 UBC L Rev 331.
In both the previous regulations and the Labour Law, end-of-service indemnities
for employees paid on a monthly basis are determined by calculating 15 days' wages for the first five years of service and one month's wage for each of the following years, provided that the total amount of the indemnity does not exceed the wages of one year and a half.
It is not unusual to find indemnities
in stock deals in the insurance sector that, for example, carve out extra-contractual liabilities--or even all contingent and unknown liabilities arising prior to the closing.
The case illustrates how difficult questions can arise in analysing indemnities
and guarantees and underlines the need to seek proper legal advice.