Friend v Civil Aviation Authority [1998] IRLR 253 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Issue estoppel: No estoppel to prevent safety issue from being litigated

    Date:
    19 November 2001

    In Friend v Civil Aviation Authority, the Court of Appeal holds that issue estoppel did not arise to bar an employee's civil action for damages for the employer's breach of contract in requiring the employee to follow unsafe procedures at work in circumstances where previous employment tribunal proceedings had concentrated purely on procedural matters to do with the employee's unfair dismissal claim.