Iteshi v Office of Water Services (Ofwat) (Costs) - EAT costs order for unreasonable, vexatious and misconceived claim [2011] EAT

Pre-hearing publicity such as an e-mail alleging fraud, intended to criticise and discredit employment tribunals and the EAT is unreasonable, vexatious and an abuse of process - and is very likely to lead to a costs order.  

Mr Iteshi failed in his claim of race discrimination against Ofwat, and his appeal was also dismissed. Ofwat now sought the costs of the proceedings in the EAT - and won.

HHJ McMullen made a number of criticisms of Mr Iteshi, referring also to an earlier appeal he had heard in Mr Iteshi's similar claim against BT

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