Mr Wardle successfully brought claims for unfair dismissal and victimisation against Calyon.

The Tribunal calculated compensation up to the date when it found he would retire. The losses were obviously substantial.  

The Court of Appeal held that the Tribunal was wrong to have assessed Mr Wardle’s loss for his whole career. It would only be appropriate to assess compensation over a career-long period in exceptional cases; for example, where there is no reasonable prospect of an employee obtaining an equivalent job.

This case is useful when negotiating with unrealistic claimants and can be relied on to show that generally a claimant must mitigate his loss within a reasonable period of time.  

Wardle v Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank [2011] EWCA Civ 545