Serial Claimant banned from Employment Tribunal indefinitely

  • Posted

Posted 30/10/2014

Ross Strowger 1397335149_RossStrowgerCPX.jpg

Most people never have cause to bring an Employment Tribunal claim, or only bring one in their career history.  Not so for Mr Iteshi who brought 30 claims between 2007 and 2011.  However, none of his claims were proved to be valid and the Attorney General has now succeeded in having him banned from bringing further claims indefinitely by obtaining an order to this effect from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

Mr Iteshi was a Nigerian national who had been called to the English Bar and had targeted mostly public sector employers (including his own) and recruitment agencies alleging discriminatory treatment following his application for roles requiring legal experience.  It was estimated that the professional fees incurred in defending those claims exceeded £100,000.

This decision should provide some comfort for employers that the Attorney General takes a dim view of time wasting within the Tribunal system. It may also help to deter other potential serial claimants from pursuing unrealistic claims.

The full report on Her Majesty’s Attorney General v Iteshi EAT/0435/13 can be found at


    How can we help you?

    Please fill in the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible or to speak to one of our experts call
    0330 404 0749

    I accept that my data will be held for the purpose of my enquiry in accordance with Ashtons
    Privacy Policy

    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    How can we help?

    If you have an enquiry or you would like to find out more about our services, why not contact us?