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Martin v Class Security Installations Ltd - Statutory grievance as condition of making a constructive unfair dismissal claim [2006] EAT

Recent EAT decisions have shown that employment tribunals should not be too strict when they apply the post-October 2004 rules which require (amongst other things) an employee to raise a "statutory grievance" before bringing a constructive unfair dismissal claim. The aim of these rules is to encourage "out of court settlements" but if they are interpreted too strictly they will be counter-productive.

This case is another example of the EATaccepting that an informal letter can be sufficient to comply with the statutory grievance requirements.

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