||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 207 (Aug)
||Employment Appeal Tribunal
Slade J, Baroness Drake of Shene and Mr T Haywood
||Michael Salter (instructed by Quality Solicitors Hill & Abbott, Chelmsford) for the employee.
||Helen Gower (instructed by Thompsons Solicitors, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) for the employer.
||19 June 2013
Unfair dismissal - Determination whether dismissal fair or unfair - Redundancy - Employer dismissing employee on basis that downsizing of project required by fund providers - Employee alleging unfair dismissal - Employment tribunal upholding claim on basis that redundancy used as 'ruse' by employer - Whether tribunal's decision complying with requirement to give proper reasons for decision.
Unfair dismissal Determination whether dismissal fair or unfair. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) allowed the employer union's appeal against the decision of the employment tribunal that the employee had been unfairly dismissed. The EAT took the view that the tribunal's failure to ask and answer certain relevant questions meant that the tribunal's decision had not been compliant with the requirement to give proper reasons for a decision.
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