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Recent reforms in the legal system have dictated that the parties in litigation claims should attempt to identify and agree upon any issues that they have been unable to resolve before having a final hearing. This is increasingly being applied in the civil courts and is regarded as good practice in the Employment Tribunal as well.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has handed down its judgment in a case that, whilst not strictly groundbreaking in a legal sense, reiterates two basic but important principles in Employment Law relating to unfair dismissal, as referenced in the “Comments” section below.
This week, the Court of Appeal has decided a case that failed to attract a successful claim of unfair dismissal, but which still managed to succeed on claims of disability arising from discrimination and the failure of an employer to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled employee.