It is has always struck me as self evident that an English Employment Tribunal can compensate an employee for the lost opportunity of gains on stock options for a vesting and exercise period if appropriate.

Of course the fact the rules of the share option scheme may purport to exclude such claims is ineffective except in a claim for breach of contract if the exclusion clause is properly drawn.

It is always interesting to see cases from other countries even though the law is often different there.

Mark Symons