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Anderson v Stena Drilling PTE Ltd - Jurisdiction of tribunals in respect of overseas claim [2006] EAT (Scotland)

The EAT has upheld a tribunal's decision that a claimant's "employment relationship" was not sufficiently closely connected to Great Britain to give the tribunal jurisdiction to consider his unfair dismissal claim. Mr Anderson, who then lived in Thailand, was employed on a rig in "far eastern waters" by a Singapore registered subsidiary of a Swedish company but the operations of the rig were controlled by a UK company which was based in Aberdeen. He was dismissed and claimed unfair dismissal. An employment tribunal held that it had no jurisdiction.

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