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FORMER HACKNEY LBC EMPLOYEE GETS TRIBUNAL RULING OVERTURNED

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The chairman of an employment appeal tribunal who threw out a case of unfair dismissal brought by a former employee...
The chairman of an employment appeal tribunal who threw out a case of unfair dismissal brought by a former employee of Hackney LBC has been overruled by the high court because he conducted the hearing alone, reports The Times (p38).

The court decided his failure to hear an appeal by Omolara Sogbetun with lay members present as required by the Industrial Tribunal Act 1996 was a 'radical departure from the intention of parliament' and had damaged the tribunal system 'by depriving it of its real worth'.

Mr Justice Morison ordered Ms Sogbetun's case be remitted for a rehearing.
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