The EAT have handed down their Judgment in Ingram v Bristol Street Parts in which it was held (although technically not binding on other Courts and Tribunals) that even if an employee has been automatically unfairly dismissed by virtue of the employer’s failure to follow the statutory dismissal procedure, it is still possible for the compensatory award to be decreased by up to 100% due to the employee’s contributory conduct (in this case concealing theft of money for which the employee was responsible).