Stoyle v The Artful Group Ltd - Tribunal wrongly applied the law when (rightly) testing claimant's case in absence of respondent [2011] EAT

A claimant will not automatically win because a respondent does not appear at a tribunal hearing: the tribunal should scrutinise a claimant's evidence and give him the chance to deal with any concerns it has, and is not bound simply to accept his case.

Mr Stoyle claimed to have been bullied by management, and unfairly moved to a different department. Following an angina attack he went on light duties; despite being able to keep him on such duties Artful Group soon discontinued these, so Mr Stoyle resigned.

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