Bennett v London Probation Service & others - Striking out a claim without a prior formal "unless order" can be acceptable  EAT
Ms Bennett is a probation officer who worked for the London Probation Service. She brought three separate employment tribunal claims. The claims were mainly against her employer but she also claimed against her trade union, the National Association of Probation Officers and a Ms Becky Shepherd, a fellow employee who was also a union representative. The substance of the latter claim was an allegation that Ms Shepherd acted in a racially discriminatory manner in advising Ms Bennett to accept her employer's request that she attend for occupational health and psychiatric reports to be prepared.