McKinnon v London Borough of Redbridge

Unfair dismissal – Excluded classes of employment. The claimant sergeant issued unfair dismissal proceedings after he was dismissed from employment with the Redbridge Parks Police Service (the RPPS). The employment tribunal held that s 200 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 did not prevent the claimant from pursuing his claim, but the Employment Appeal Tribunal reversed that decision and the claimant appealed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that s 200 of the Act operated to deny the claimant any remedy for unfair dismissal, as the RPPS had constituted a 'constabulary maintained by virtue of an enactment' within s 200(2)(a) of the Act.

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