CASE REF: 00360/04 FET
CLAIMANT: Gerald Thompson
RESPONDENT(S): 1. Tim Lewis Recruitment Limited
2. FG Wilson (Engineering) Limited
The unanimous decision of the Tribunal is that the claimant's claim of unlawful discrimination on the grounds of his religious belief and/or political opinion against the second-named respondent be dismissed.
Constitution of Tribunal:
Chairman: Mr Palmer
Members: Mr McCormick
The claimant did not appear, nor was he represented.
The second-named respondent was represented by Ms Toolan of the Engineering Employers' Federation.
The first-named respondent
Amendment of title
The claimant's claim
Non-attendance of claimant
Application by the second-named respondent
The application under Rule 23 of the Rules of Procedure
" (5) If a party fails to attend or be represented (for the purpose of conducting the party's case at the hearing under Rule 22) at the time and place fixed for such hearing, the tribunal may dismiss or dispose of the proceedings in the absence of that party or may adjourn the hearing to a later date.
(6) If a tribunal wishes to dismiss or dispose of proceedings in the circumstances described in paragraph (5), it shall first consider any information in its possession which has been made available to it by the parties."
"You can either attend the hearing in person or submit written submissions (which must be copied to the other side) to the Secretary of the Tribunals at the address shown overleaf not less than 7 days before the date of the hearing for consideration by the tribunal at the hearing.
A party who cannot, or does not wish to, attend the hearing on the date shown above or otherwise feels unable to proceed on that date, should notify the Secretary to the Tribunals immediately at the address shown overleaf. The party should indicate whether he/she wishes the hearing to proceed in his/her absence or whether a postponement of the hearing is sought.
The application under Rule 12 of the Rules of Procedure
The application for costs
Date and place of hearing: 4 September 2006
Date decision recorded in register and issued to parties: