Geere v Worcester Citizens Advice Bureau and others

Employment tribunal – Procedure. By way of an administrative error, the employee's case before the employment tribunal was heard by a single judge, rather than a three person-panel, as requested by the employee. The tribunal dismissed the claim and awarded costs against the employee. In allowing the employee's appeal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that the error in the composition of the tribunal's panel had been fundamental. It further held that the reasons given by the tribunal were not sufficiently clear to show why the case had been dismissed. Consequently, the case was remitted to a freshly constituted tribunal comprising three members.

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