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Jones v Money Expert Ltd - There comes a point when matters are not "justiciable on paper" [2009] EAT

Where neither party attended or showed much interest in an appeal, the EAT readily concluded that an Employment Judge's refusal to overturn his decision on review was within his discretion. 

Mr Jones claimed certain sums were due to him under an agreement with his ex-employers Money Expert (ME). By the time of the employment tribunal hearing he had emigrated to Australia, and although he sent written submissions it was only ME's witnesses who were heard. The tribunal concluded that Mr Jones had failed to make out his claim for unauthorised deductions from wages: the evidence from ME was that he had not met the conditions set out in the agreement as to performance in order to become entitled to the bonus payment in question. 

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