Melvyn Harris succeeds in getting claims of unfair dismissal and age discrimination brought over a year out of time allowed to proceed

1 July 2022

Melvyn Harris recently succeeded for an employee of a substantial multi-national who had issued a claim of unfair dismissal and age discrimination over 13 months after the primary time limit to bring the claims had expired. Melvyn obtained a decision that it had not been reasonably practicable for the employee to have brought his unfair dismissal claim in time and that the claim was issued within a reasonable period. He also obtained a decision that it was just and equitable to extend time for the age discrimination claim. The matter will now go to a trial of both claims.    

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