contributory fault

contributory fault
contributory fault n: responsibility for aiding in the accomplishment of a bad result (as an injury); specif: responsibility of a promisor for causing his or her promise to be impossible to perform
◇ A promisor who is guilty of contributory fault cannot invoke the defense of impossibility.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

contributory fault
Conduct by an employee that may lead to a reduction in the amount awarded by an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal:
• Where the employee's action(s) caused or contributed to any extent to the dismissal the compensatory award shall be reduced by such proportion as is just and equitable (section 123(6), ERA 1996).
• Where the employee's conduct before the dismissal (or notice of dismissal, where given) was such that it would be just and equitable to reduce the basic award to any extent, it shall be reduced to that extent (section 122(2), ERA 1996).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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