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ABC News Intercontinental Inc v Gizbert - health & safety dismissal and "mutuality of obligation" - EAT 21.8.06

Journalist Richard Gizbert was dismissed by ABC TV. The Central London Tribunal found that "the principal reason for dismissing [him] ... was his refusal to go to war zones" and that this was a health and safety reason which was automatically unfair dismissal under ERA 1996 s.100(1)(c). There is no statutory limit to compensatory award in such cases and he was awarded £98K (see Press Gazette - 6.7.06).

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