Employment law cases

Dunnachie v Kingston Upon Hull City Council [2004] IRLR 287 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Unfair dismissal: Tribunals empowered to make awards for non-economic loss

    2 April 2004

    In Dunnachie v Kingston upon Hull City Council, the Court of Appeal holds that the comments by Lord Hoffmann in Johnson v Unisys, to the effect that the interpretation of (what is now) s.123 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 given in Norton Tool Co Ltd v Tewson was too narrow in limiting unfair dismissal compensation to economic losses, were obiter and did not bind the Court in the present case.