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EAT clarifies injury to feelings claims

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Employers cannot be held liable for distress or injury to feelings in unfair dismissal cases, the EAT has ruled.

This issue was thrown into doubt by the 2001 House of Lords ruling in Johnson v Unisys, when Lord Hoffman suggested tribunals might be able to make awards for injury to feelings caused by the manner of a dismissal, if this breached the implied duty of mutual trust and confidence.