Statutory Timeframes and “Reasonable Cause” - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 18 October 2022
Antoinette Vahey
Issues covered: Statutory Time Limits; Reasonable Cause for Extension of Time

Antoinette Vahey, Partner RDJ LLP considers this question: 

“We are in receipt of a letter from the WRC today attaching a complaint of discriminatory dismissal from an employee whose employment terminated more than 12 months ago, on the 8th of October 2021. This date is identified as the “most recent date of discrimination”. The complaint form is stamped as being received by the WRC on 6th October 2022 at 14:10. Surely this complaint is out of time and cannot be entertained.”  
How do I handle it?”   

Time considerations 

The relevant date, when considering statutory timeframes, is the date of receipt of the complaint form by the WRC, together with the date

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