Bright v Group Taxibus Ltd - New points can be raised on appeal only in exceptional circumstances [2009] EAT

Mr Bright claimed unfair dismissal claim - withdrawn on the basis that he was not an employee of Group Taxibus - and sex discrimination , a claim which was not pursued. The matter came before an Employment Judge solely for consideration of an application for costs. The Employment Judge concluded that Mr Bright had acted unreasonably, and that his claims were misconceived within the meaning of Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2004 (‘the ET Rules’) Rule 40. He ordered Mr Bright to pay £5,000 to Group Taxibus in respect of their costs.

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