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Department for Work & Pensions v Brindley [2016] UKEAT/0123

Employer challenges ET decision that employee’s claim not barred by compromise agreement

In this case, the DWP has appealed against a decision by the ET that it had jurisdiction to consider Ms Brindley’s claim in circumstances where she had signed a COT3 compromise agreement. The issue before the ET and the EAT was whether her current claims (Claim 2) were barred by the agreement under which Ms Brindley’s existing ET claims (Claim 1) were settled. The terms of the COT3 were that the terms were in full and final settlement of:

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