Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) hired Abdul Kareem Khalifa as a branch manager in one of Ajman branches . At that time, Abdul Kareem received an employee handbook informing him that the bank would review his performance and salary level annually. In 2010, the bank decided to create a new lending program to help financially troubled businesses stay afloat. Salem was appointed to be the credit development officer
(CDO) for the new program and was given a written compensation plan. According to the plan, his compensation plan would be based on the program’s success and involved a bonus and commissions based on the volume of new loans and sales. The written plan also stated, “This compensation plan will be reviewed and amended after one year and will be subject to such review and amendment annually subsequently
.” Abdul Kareem’s efforts as CDO were successful and the business-lending program he developed grew to represent 30 percent of the bank’s business in 2011 and 40 percent in 2012. Nevertheless, the bank refused to give Abdul Kareem a raise in 2011. In fact, the ADCB amended his compensation plan to reduce his compensation significantly and to change his performance evaluation schedule to every six months. When he had still not received a raise by 2012, Abdul Kareem resigned
as CDO and filed a lawsuit alleging breach
of contract. Required Question: 1. Describe the defenses to the enforceability of a contract? 2. As a plaintiffs seeking a legal remedy or an equitable remedy in 2011 and why 3. Demonstrate the primary source of the law that is at issue here?