||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 119 (Oct)
||Employment Appeal Tribunal
Sir Christopher Bellamy QC
||8 October 2001
Employment tribunal - Procedure - Hearing - Chairman interrupting cross-examination of respondent by applicant - Chairman limiting time for cross-examination - Whether chairman in error - Employment Tribunal (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 1993, r 9.
On the facts, an employment tribunal chairman had not exceeded his discretion under r9 of the Employment Tribunal (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 1993 by limiting the employee's cross-examination of the respondent employer to 1 hour and 40 minutes since the overriding principle that the proceedings taken as a whole had to be fair had been satisfied. Accordingly the employee's appeal was dismissed.
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