Langston v Cranfield University
- Langston v Cranfield University,  IRLR 172, EAT on 12th January 1998.
- The full text judgment in this case is available free of charge on the BAILII website
Mr Langston was employed by Cranfield University as a research assistant under a series of fixed-term contracts. He was dismissed on grounds of redundancy in August 1995 when his final contract expired without being renewed. He claimed that his dismissal was unfair.
Mr Langston represented himself before the industrial tribunal, which isolated, as the sole question for determination, whether he was fairly selected for redundancy. The tribunal resolved that question in favour of the employer and dismissed the .
of the factors an employment tribunal will take into account in deciding whether a redundancy dismissal was unfair.