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A v (1) B (2) C - Only cases that are "merely fanciful" should be dismissed as having "no reasonable prospects of success" [2009] EAT

This case had a complex factual background and, since allegations of sexual impropriety were involved, the parties are not named. A was Director for Community Development & Partnership Development at B, an education establishment. C was B's principal. A claimed unfair dismissal, sex discrimination and victimisation. She claimed that her dismissal, ostensibly due to redundancy, had actually been because she had rejected unwanted sexual advances from C, who closely managed all decisions at B. Only after she received notice of redundancy did she complain about C: then, following a meeting, her redundancy was reversed, and she was offered either an alternative post or a Compromise Agreement package. Suddenly, after an article appeared in The Times, an allegation was made against her of "academic fraud" - namely that she had purchased one of her degrees, and did not hold another that she claimed to have. Her grievance, meanwhile, was dismissed. An investigation started into academic fraud: this led to a disciplinary hearing and summary dismissal.  

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