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Polkey's place in the modern world

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    Gover and others v Propertycare Ltd [2006] EWCA Civ 286 CA (0 other reports)

The Court of Appeal has handed down an important decision emphasising the wide discretion that an employment tribunal has to make a 'Polkey reduction' - a ruling that dismissal would have occurred, or would probably have occurred even if a fair procedure or proper investigation had been followed - in an unfair dismissal case.

It also opens up the idea that an employer may simply say that a dismissal would or probably would have occurred in any event for a different reason to that which prompted the dismissal decision in the first place.