Ronnie Murdock v Nortel Networks UK Ltd (in administration) Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceNIIT 6614/09
Legal BodyNorthern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Redundancy and Reorganisation
The respondent, Nortel Networks UK Ltd entered into administration by order of the English High Court on 14 January 2009. The administrators originally refused to grant permission in respect of the pursuit of any employees’ claims but employees were subsequently given approval to pursue any claims.
This claimant was one of the Northern Ireland employees of Nortel who were dismissed, ostensibly on the ground of redundancy, in March 2009. The claim was not contested and the tribunal had to decide the amount of any compensation. The tribunal extensively considered the principle emanating from Polkey v AE Dayton Services Ltd  UKHL 8 that a compensatory award may be reduced if a respondent
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