Injunctive relief, or an injunction, is an appropriate remedy if the plaintiff is being harmed by the defendant's actions in a way that money cannot fully compensate for.
For example, if a plaintiff owns a rare and valuable painting that the defendant is about to destroy, the plaintiff may seek an injunction and request the court bar the defendant from destroying the painting.
What was not so unusual was that, when they claimed a mandatory injunction requiring their employer to continue to engage them, the High Court rejected their claim.
An injunction is an order of the court requiring a party to do something (a mandatory injunction) or to stop doing something (a prohibitory injunction).
If a person fails to comply with an injunction order this may constitute a contempt of court.
The Directive harmonises some aspects of the injunctions procedure across the EU.
It also allows qualified entities from a Member State – in particular consumer representative bodies and/or independent public bodies - to seek an injunction in another Member State where the infringement originated.