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Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline, Discrimination, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Extension of time to make complainant; reasonable cause – test to be applied

The matter before the Labour Court on appeal was whether the Adjudicator was correct in granting an extension of time at first instance.  The complainant was unhappy with a promotion competition in February 2014.  She became pregnant and went on maternity leave in September 2014.  Ten days after the birth of her child in November 2014 the complainant broke her wrist and required opioid painkillers.  The Adjudicator accepted those reasons as amounting to reasonable cause and extended the time for the submission of the complaint which was made exactly a year following the most recent alleged discriminatory act.

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This article is correct at 26/07/2016

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