Deman v Coates: EAT 12 May 2006

EAT Practice and Procedure: Striking-out/dismissal – Split hearings – Employment Tribunal refused several applications for an adjournment of the liability hearing because of the Respondent’s illness and proceeded to find Respondent guilty of two acts of direct discrimination. At the remedies hearing the same Employment Tribunal found it would not be just and equitable to make an award of compensation because the Respondent was not able to be present at the hearing due to illness and struck out the claim: a clear error of law. Case remitted to a fresh Employment Tribunal to consider the reinstated claim for compensation.


Birtles HHJ


[2006] UKEAT 0468 – 05 – 1205, UKEAT/0468/05


Bailii, EAT


Updated: 06 July 2022; Ref: scu.242593