The employer appealed a finding of sex discrimination. The court criticised severely the way that the two firms of solicitors had failed to work together to put the real issues before the court. It was wrong for a party to seek to withhold documents which were relevant to the issues before the court. The behaviour of the parties had led to comments from the tribunal which in turn led to allegations of bias.
Held: The allegation of bias was not well founded and failed. Tribunals must be careful about settlement discussions held in private.
The Honourable Mr Justice Charles
England and Wales
Updated: 07 July 2022; Ref: scu.167502