Smith v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry [2000] IRLR 6 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Human rights: Can employment tribunals properly determine claims against the Secretary of State?

    Date:
    15 December 1999

    In Smith v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, the EAT allows an appeal against an employment tribunal's decision that a claimant for a redundancy payment from the Secretary of State was not an employee, and gives him the opportunity to argue before the Court of Appeal that an employment tribunal cannot adjudicate upon his claim in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights.