Time Limits: When Should an Extension of Time be Granted to Bring a Claim?Posted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 28 June 2018
Subject to some exceptions such as claiming a redundancy lump sum, the general time limit to bring a claim under employment legislation is six months from the date of the alleged contravention in question. Prior to the introduction of the Workplace Relations Act 2015, a claimant could seek an extension of time but the circumstances under which the extension would be permitted varied depending on the piece of legislation in question. Under the Unfair Dismissals and Payment of Wages Acts, for example, a complaint could be brought within a maximum of a further six months where the adjudicator was satisfied that ‘exceptional circumstances’ prevented the making of the claim within the initial
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