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Weedon & Richardson v Pinnacle Entertainment Ltd - Employment judge sitting alone had no jurisdiction to consider claim [2011] EAT

An employment judge sitting alone has jurisdiction to consider a number of employment tribunal claims, but that does not include a claim for a protective award under TULR(C)A 1992 sec 189.

Pinnacle went into administration and Ms Weedon and Ms Richardson were among many employees dismissed by way of redundancy. Many of the employees - including these claimants - lodged employment tribunal claims for protective awards under Trade Union & Labour Relations Consolidation Act 1992 (TULR(C)A) sec 189 - most were lodged within the three month time limit but some, including these two claims, were late.

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