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Time Limits in the Employment Tribunal: Episode 107

When is it not ‘reasonably practicable’ for a claim to be submitted in time?

In this episode of the podcast I review an interesting case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal about time limits and the provision of section 111 of the Employment Rights Act which allows claims to be submitted out of time when not reasonably practicable for the complaint to be presented in time.

In this episode I will cover:

  • The facts which have led to the appeal.
  • Details about the claim form and submission process.
  • Jurisdiction issues.
  • Section 111 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
  • Considerations for employers when defending claims.

Action Points

  1. If you receive a claim against you carefully check the time limits and timing of the claim.
  2. Seek advice if you are unsure about jurisdiction issues.
  3. When submitting documents and forms to the Tribunal ensure that you do not leave it to the last minute.
  4. If you are unsure how this affects your business, please give us a call – 01983 897003 – 023 8098 2006 – 01722 653001

Useful Links

North East London NHS Foundation Trust v Ms S M Zhou 

Hamling v Coxlease School – EAT 2006 

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