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William Beattie v Damien Purcell t/a Dee’s Exhausts [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    200/14
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Pre-hearing review; Breach of contract; illegality


The claimant presented a claim in which he made a claim of unfair dismissal and/or breach of contract. The respondent presented a response to the tribunal in which it denied liability for the said claims and argued, inter alia, by way of defence that the claimant’s contract of employment was tainted by illegality and therefore was unenforceable. A pre-hearing review was held to decide whether or not the tribunal had jurisdiction to hear the claim having regard to the allegation that his contract of employment with the respondent was an illegal contract of employment. The factual background to

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This article is correct at 04/07/2014
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