Church v West Lancashire NHS Trust (No.2) [1998] IRLR 492 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Reason for dismissal: Employer could not switch from redundancy to SOSR defence

    Date:
    15 December 1998

    An employer which relies on only one stated reason as the potentially fair reason for a dismissal throughout proceedings before an employment tribunal is precluded from subsequently attempting to reopen the case on appeal relying on a hitherto unpleaded and unargued reason, holds the EAT in Church v West Lancashire NHS Trust (No.2).