- Contractual jurisdiction term is relevant to where unfair dismissal claim heard (Hexagon Sociedad Anonima v Hepburn)
- What are the practical implications of this judgment?
- What is the relevant background?
- Background law
- Background facts
- The decision of the employment tribunal
- What did the EAT decide?
- Case details
Employment analysis: A term in an employment contract setting out that UK courts and tribunals have jurisdiction to hear employment disputes creates an expectation that the employer will honour that term. That expectation is a connection to the UK and its system of employment law. Regard may be had to such an expectation provided that it is consistent with other relevant connections. Accordingly, it is a relevant factor in determining whether a sufficiently strong connection exists between the claim and the UK for the purposes of deciding whether an unfair dismissal claim can be heard in the UK, according to the EAT.
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