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Settlements: Union official had no authority to settle unfair dismissal case

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    Gloystarne & Co Ltd v Martin [2001] IRLR 15 EAT (0 other reports)

An employment tribunal was right to find that an employee's unfair dismissal complaint was not settled, as he had not entered into any oral or written agreement to settle the case, holds the EAT in Gloystarne & Co Ltd v Martin [2001] IRLR 15. In this case, a trade union official indicated to the employment tribunal that the parties had reached a settlement through ACAS, and held out to the employer that he had authority to act on behalf of the employee, but the employee had not given him such authority.