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Tribunal did not have jurisdiction to hear complaints by UAE-based employee

In British Council v Beldica, the EAT has held that an employment tribunal erred in determining that it had jurisdiction to hear the complaints of an employee who was employed to work exclusively in the United Arab Emirates.

Discrimination claim precluded by settlement agreement where employment continued

In Clifford v IBM United Kingdom Ltd, the EAT has held that an employment tribunal was correct to strike out a disability discrimination claim on the basis that it was precluded by a settlement agreement entered into a number of years ago.

Tribunal erred in considering justification of employer’s unauthorised leave policy

In NSL Ltd v Zaluski, the EAT has held that an employment tribunal erred in finding that an employer’s policy of requiring employees to ensure that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, they returned from leave on the pre-authorised date or otherwise risk being disciplined for unauthorised leave, which put non-UK nationals at a particular disadvantage, was not objectively justified.