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Costs in equal value case

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    Thompson v John Blackburn Ltd [1993] IT/15650/92 (1 other report)

    • Expert's report rejected

      Date:
      1 June 1994

      In Thompson v John Blackburn Ltd a Leeds industrial tribunal (Chair: J Prophet) refuses to admit an independent expert's report in equal value proceedings because in its view the expert failed to make clear findings of fact and take proper account of all information represented to her.

In Thompson v John Blackburn Ltd [1993] IT/15650/92, a Leeds industrial tribunal (Chair: J Prophet) rejects a "no reasonable grounds" defence to an equal value claim and awards costs against the employer. In its view, employers should be discouraged from defending equal value claims on "no reasonable grounds" unless the defence has real substance.