Mason v Governing Body of Ward End Primary School [2006] IRLR 432 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Unfair dismissal: Use of statutory defence in procedurally unfair dismissal limited

    Date:
    3 November 2006

    In Mason v Governing Body of Ward End Primary School [2006] IRLR 432 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that the "no difference" rule in s.98A(2) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 applies only where the employer has failed to follow "a procedure" in existence at the time of the dismissal, and not to other failings not set out in a specific procedure.