Employment – Discrimination. The employee had brought proceedings for unfair dismissal and age discrimination before the employment tribunal (the tribunal) in the United Kingdom against his employer, the Embassy of Brazil. In dismissing the employer's appeal against the tribunal's decision concerning the validity of service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brazil pursuant to s 12(1) of the State Immunity Act 1978, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that on a proper construction of s 12 of the Act, service of the claim form by the method of transmitting it via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brazil had been effective for the purposes of the law of England and Wales.