Drummond v (1) Babcock Naval Services Ltd (2) Ministry of Defence (Navy) - Can case be dismissed at PHR for non-attendance? [2008] EAT

Mr Drummond claimed unfair dismissal. At a case management discussion (CMD) an employment judge ordered a pre-hearing review (PHR) to determine who was his employer. Mr Drummond subsequently wrote letters to the tribunal, objecting that he saw no need for a PHR and that he would not attend one. The judge refused to enter into correspondence on the subject.

Mr Drummond had explained to the tribunal that he was dyslexic, which the tribunal accommodated by noting down representations he made by telephone so that they could go before the judge. Eventually he also explained that he was ill. The judge instructed that the PHR must take place, but would do so only once Mr Drummond advised that he was fit. Mr Drummond did not respond.

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