Boomer v NIPSA & Others [2013] NIFET 57/11 FET

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  • Case Reference
    NIFET 57/11 FET
  • Legal Body
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Tribunal Proceedings; Award of Costs

The Fair Employment Tribunal has awarded £4,500 costs against a NIPSA full-time official following his misconceived claims of political discrimination against the union and other officials. The Tribunal found Mr Boomer at fault for much of the length of the hearing and felt he conducted himself unreasonably. He had also been warned that the respondents would seek costs. Therefore, pursuant to Rule 35(3) of the Rules of Procedure, it was then necessary for the Tribunal to consider, as part of the said two-stage process, whether to exercise its discretion and to make an Order for Costs.

The Tribunal decided that it was an appropriate exercise of its discretion to make such an Order for Costs

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This article is correct at 02/08/2013

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