The Post Office v Howell: EAT 1 Nov 1999

A chairman of an Industrial Tribunal acting alone had a mandatory obligation to consider whether the decision he was asked to make must be remitted to a full panel. Still, a failure to make such a consideration was an irregularity which did not go as to his jurisdiction to make the decision, and so the decision made in the absence of such consideration stood.


The Honourable Mr Justice Charles


Times 11-Nov-1999, Gazette 01-Dec-1999, EAT/1115/98, [2000] IRLR 224, [1999] UKEAT 1115 – 98 – 0111


Bailii, EAT


Employment Tribunals Act 1996 4(3)

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CitedJames Dressel v Partnership Housing Ltd EAT 19-Mar-2003
EAT The appellant challenged the decision of the tribunal in that the chairman had sat alone despite the existence of a condition under s5 requiring him to consider acting with a panel.
Held: The chairman . .
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Updated: 06 June 2022; Ref: scu.171425