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Iteshi v London Borough Of Harrow & Ors - Tribunal entitled to conclude as it did [2011] EAT

In the absence of perversity on the part of an employment tribunal, an appeal to the EAT will fail if it amounts simply to an attempt to re-argue the facts of the case.

Mr Iteshi, a qualified barrister, applied unsuccessfully for the post of Legal Assistant, but was offered a Legal Services Officer post with Harrow. When he objected that a person with whom he would have to work had lied to him about delays in processing his appointment (which had unfortunately been caused by the illness and admission to hospital of a key member of Harrow's staff), that offer was withdrawn. He claimed race discrimination in respect of the failed application and the withdrawal of the job offer.

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