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State immunity: No clear and unequivocal submission to UK jurisdiction

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    United States of America v Mills EAT/1236/99 (0 other reports)

Under the State Immunity Act, the United States of America was immune from unfair dismissal proceedings brought by a British former employee at the US embassy in London, holds the EAT in United States of America v Mills 24.1.00 EAT. The employee's contract of employment contained words which, at most, amounted to an acknowledgement that his contract was governed by United Kingdom law, but it contained nothing that could be construed as a clear and unequivocal submission by the USA to the jurisdiction of the UK courts under s.2 of the Act.