Acorn Packaging v Carroll - failure to argue appeal

If the parties to an appeal fail to put forward arguments for consideration, the appeal will be dismissed: It is not for the EAT to carry out its own researches.

A somewhat odd case, in which Mr Carroll claimed a redundancy payment, disputed by Acorn Packaging who maintained that he had a fixed, short-term contract. An Employment Judge (EJ), having considered the issue of continuity of employment (Employment Rights Act 1996 sec 138) upheld Mr Carroll's claim.

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