October 3, 2013

Another case on costs against Claimants

The EAT considered that the Tribunal had to carry out a balancing exercise between the Claimant’s admittedly unreasonable conduct in bringing and pursuing a claim which had no reasonable prospects of success, and the costs incurred by the public sector employer and in doing so should assess the effect of a substantial costs award on the Claimant in the way described.

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For further details on any of the issues covered in this update please contact Gemma Ospedale, Partner in Employment on 020 7583 2222.

 

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