Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 396 (Feb)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Lindsay J, Ms J Drake and Mr R Straker

Representation Peter Edwards (instructed by Ged Curran) for the authority.
  The respondent appeared in person.
Judgment Dates: 26 February 2001


Employment - Estoppel - Delay - Complainant bringing proceedings - Complainant waiting outcome of internal grievance procedure - Complainant bringing further proceedings - Whether latter proceedings out of time - Whether complainant estopped from bringing latter proceedings - s 68.

The Case

An honest reliance on a point which turned out to be a bad point of law could, nonetheless, amount to what was a just and equitable reason for an extension of time under s68(6) of the . In the circumstances, however, although the respondent employee had relied on such a point, given that the tribunal had relied so heavily on previous authority which was no longer good law, the matter would be remitted.

Practice Areas

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