Huddersfield University v Duxbury [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EAT 72
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Remedies; Reinstatement; Unfair Dismissal


The claimant, a lecturer at the respondent university, was found to have been unfairly dismissed.   The claimant sought a reinstatement order and this was granted by the Tribunal.  The issue was that the respondent refused to reinstate the claimant.   Therefore the Tribunal awarded:

  • Basic Award - £11,025
  • Compensatory Award - £67,469.78; and
  • Additional Award - £27,300

The respondent argued that the compensatory award should have been capped at one year’s gross pay.   This should have taken into account the compensatory award and the additional award.  The respondent appealed this decision.


The EAT allowed the appeal.  

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This article is correct at 01/06/2023

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