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Compensation: Unfair dismissal compensation limited to economic loss

This report relates to 1 case(s)

Key Points

  • In Dunnachie v Kingston upon Hull City Council [2003] IRLR 384, the EAT holds that before Johnson v Unisys [2001] IRLR 279, no awards for injury to feelings were made in unfair dismissal cases.
  • Lord Hoffmann's comments in Johnson (to the effect that non-economic losses could be recovered in unfair dismissal cases) were obiter, and did not therefore require a change in the law.