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Lipscombe v Forestry Commission - Grievance procedures and raising new points at EAT level [2006] EAT

Mr Lipscombe claimed constructive unfair dismissal.

An employment tribunal dismissed his claim on the basis that he had not submitted a grievance to his employer before lodging his claim as required by statute. He appealed to the EAT. Allowing his appeal, and noting the identity of the employer, the EATsuggested that he, and presumably the Forestry Commission and the tribunal, had lost sight of the wood for the trees.

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