Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 158 (Dec)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Burton J, Lord Davies of Coity and Dr D Grieves

Representation Philip Mead (instructed by Director of Legal Services) for the Metropolitan Police Service.
  Lydia Seymour (instructed by Russell Jones & Walker) for the employee.
Judgment Dates: 9 October 2002


Employment - Employment tribunal - Complaint - Amendment to include new claim - Appeal against decision of chairman to allow amendment of claim - Correctness of decision.

The Case

On an appeal by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police against a decision by the chairmen of the employment tribunal to allow an amendment to the employee's claim for racial discrimination, the court ruled that the chairman had erred in reaching his decision. Accordingly, the appeal would be allowed and the matter remitted to a different chairman for consideration of any amendment sought by the employee.

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