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Unfair dismissal remedies: Subsequent losses need not be foreseen

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    Leonard and others v Strathclyde Buses Ltd [1998] IRLR 693 CS (0 other reports)

Common law concepts of foreseeability, causation and remoteness should not be applied in determining an employee's loss for the purpose of calculating the compensatory award for unfair dismissal, holds the Court of Session in Leonard and others v Strathclyde Buses Ltd [1998] IRLR 693. That award is, the Court says, a creature of statute, and tribunals should apply the statutory test as a whole and assess what is just and equitable having regard to the loss so far as it is attributable to the employer.