Supreme Court 2010:60

This case concerned the limits of the employer's right to unilaterally change the terms of an employment relationship. The employer had unilaterally ordered an employee, working as cleaning personnel at a gym, to clean additional 400 square meters. The original space to be cleaned was approximately 600 square meters. The employee had rejected the employer's order and the employer had terminated the employee's employment agreement.

The Supreme Court found that the unilateral notification of the employer was a significant change of the terms and conditions of the employment relationship and therefore the employer had no right to unilaterally order such additional work for the employee. Consequently, the Supreme Court found that the employment relationship had been terminated illegally by the employer. Consequently the employer was obliged to pay damages to the employee equating to six months of the employee's salary.