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Jackson v Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council - Costs order was within ET's powers [2012] EAT

The issue of costs is one for the employment tribunal to resolve, and will rarely be disturbed on appeal. 

In 2002 Ms Jackson worked for the Council as a locum solicitor. She was supplied by an agency. Upon termination of the relationship, she made many claims in an employment tribunal, including that the Council had breached her contract of employment by giving her insufficient notice. The tribunal ruled that there was no contract between her and the council, and with no contract her claim for automatic unfair dismissal was rejected. Ms Jackson's further claims that she had suffered detrimental treatment upon making a protected disclosure went to a substantive hearing, as did claims for sex and race discrimination: All claims failed. 

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