Review of Recent GB Decisions

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law NI on 10 August 2010
Rosemary Connolly
Rosemary Connolly Solicitors
Issues covered:

1. Brown v Baxter t/a Careham Hall UKEAT 0354_09-0707

References; stigma damages

The Claimant in this case appealed the Tribunal’s decision on two grounds, firstly that 30% uplift for failing to follow the statutory Dismissal Procedures and secondly the Tribunal’s refusal to consider or allow stigma damages following from a bad reference. The Appeal was dismissed.

The EAT decided in this recent case (July 2010) that losses for stigma damages claimed by an employee who has been unfairly dismissed and later fails to secure another job due to a bad reference, are not attributable if the employer would have provided the reference in any event.

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Rosemary Connolly
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