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Hughes v Transport for London - Attempt to rectify inadequate settlement 17 years later was abuse of process [2011] EAT

It is an abuse of process to bring tribunal proceedings to attempt to rectify a perceived inadequate award or settlement 17 years after dismissal.

Mr Hughes won his case for unfair dismissal against his employers in 1994. He was either awarded compensation by the court or such sum was paid directly by his employer. Either way, in light of a changed pension regime, he felt that he had been short- changed. He issued proceedings in the employment tribunal which were struck out as an abuse of process.

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