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Employment tribunal jurisdiction: Jurisdiction where employee based abroad

This report relates to 2 case(s)

Key points

The combined effects of Lawson v Serco Ltd EAT/0018/02TM and Bryant v The Foreign & Commonwealth Office EAT/174/02/RN are:

  • The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2001 provide the statutory basis for determining the jurisdiction of employment tribunals to hear unfair dismissal claims by foreign-based claimants, following the repeal of s.196 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
  • Consequently, under reg.