Employment Cases Update

T W White and Sons Ltd v White UKEAT/0022/21/VP & UKEAT/0023/21/VP

Date published: 12/04/2021

Appeals against the ET’s refusal of a request for permission to call expert evidence and of an application to stay directions. Appeals dismissed.

The Claimant was finance director of the Respondent, a family business, until her dismissal. She brought claims of unfair dismissal, sex discrimination and victimisation, and the ET upheld her claims of unfair dismissal and victimisation but dismissed the sex discrimination claim. The Respondent appealed against the liability judgment and sought permission to call expert evidence in relation to the remedy hearing. The ET refused both the request for permission to call expert evidence and also a separate application by the Respondent to stay the directions to prepare for reconsideration of the liability judgment and the remedy hearing. The Respondent appealed against both decisions.

The EAT held that the ET had not erred in law by refusing the Respondent permission to call expert evidence or by refusing to stay orders to prepare for the reconsideration and the remedy hearing.

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