Carl Hennessy v John Crowe t/a Timothy Crough [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: fair trial; audi alterem partem

The details of this case are not known - the respondent refused to take part in proceedings and an award was made upon hearing the claimant's uncontested evidence. What is interesting is the lengths to which the EAT went to accommodate a seemingly quite vexatious respondent (both he and the claimant were unrepresented). Not only did the EAT grant an adjournment in July because the respondent said then that he had not had notice of the UD element of the appeal, but the respondent tried all manner of things to get out of the case on the rearranged date last October.

The EAT was conscious of its requirement of audi alterem parte i.e. to also hear the other side, quite a difficult task when the

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This article is correct at 09/01/2015

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