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Adamson v Swansea University - Waiver agreement prevented objection on grounds of bias [2010] EAT

An employment judge's past connection with a witness may have given the appearance of bias, but the judge had fully disclosed this past connection before the claimant signed a waiver agreement to allow the judge to hear the case. That waiver agreement effectively barred any right to object on grounds of bias at a later date. 

Mr Adamson was employed at Swansea University as an IT expert.  No details are given, but he was dismissed. Mr Adamson subsequently presented claims against the University for unfair constructive dismissal and race discrimination.

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