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Employment tribunal: No jurisdiction for EAT to hear breach of contract appeals

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    Pendragon plc v Jackson [1998] IRLR 17 EAT (0 other reports)

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has no jurisdiction to hear appeals from decisions of industrial tribunals in breach of contract cases unless and until a "lacuna" in the Industrial Tribunals Act 1996 is rectified by Parliament, holds the EAT in Pendragon plc v Jackson 5.11.97 EAT 108/97.

Until August 1996, the jurisdiction of the EAT to hear appeals from industrial tribunal decisions was conferred by s.136 of the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 (the EP(C)A).